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.