RISE Biomedical Training Program

Deadline: May 14th, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

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The Delaware State University Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (RISE) is a graduate student training program funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The goal of this graduate training program is to produce a diverse pool of highly qualified biomedical scientists who are prepared for a variety of career paths in the public and private sector.

Students accepted to a biology department graduate program at Delaware State University are eligible for support through the RISE program. Participants in the program will have their tuition paid for by the program and will receive an annual stipend of $26,000. They will also be eligible for additional financial support for travel to attend professional or scientific meetings.  

Who is eligible

The program is open to students who are US citizens or permanent residents who have applied to and been accepted by either the MS in Biological Sciences, MS in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience or the PhD in Neuroscience programs at Delaware State University. You are not required to have been accepted to a DSU graduate program to apply for RISE, but fellowship awards can only be made to students who are enrolled in an eligible Delaware State University graduate program.

Requirements for the program

Students supported by RISE are required to fulfill all of the requirements of their graduate program and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. They are required to be full-time students and carry out an original research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  Students are expected to devote themselves full-time to their graduate studies including at least 20 hours/week to working on their research project. In addition, they are required to participate in weekly professional development sessions, and other program activities.

Key dates

Application deadline for fall 2021:  Friday, May 14, 2021

Program start date: August 23, 2021

To apply go to: https://deneuro.piestar-rfx.com/delaware-state-university/116

For more information contact Vernetta Knight at  vknight@desu.edu