The RISE program funded by the National Institutes of Health provides financial support to students in Delaware State University's biology and neuroscience graduate programs. Students in the DSU's MS in Biology, MS in Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience, and PhD in Neuroscience programs are eligible for support through the program. For students in the program RISE covers tuition and provides an annual stipend of $26,000/year. Additional professional development funds support students to attend scientific and professional meetings. To be eligible for the RISE program students must apply and be accepted to one of the participating graduate programs at DSU.
The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research with support from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) is offering an on-campus summer research opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in careers related to neuroscience research. Students will spend 9 weeks over the summer carrying out neuroscience research with researchers at Delaware State University and the University of Delaware. The students, accompanied by their mentors, will also have the opportunity to travel to present their research at a regional or national conference. Students accepted to the program will choose a faculty research mentor and will spend approximately 35 hours/week over 9 weeks working in their mentor’s laboratory. Students will also participate in career, academic and professional development activities. Participants in the program will receive a stipend of $4,500 over the summer and will be eligible for additional travel support over the following academic year. Housing is available at Delaware State University for participants who need it.