MBRS-RISE Summer Programs
MBRS-RISE offers two summer programs for undergraduate students interested in careers in biomedical research. The summer program culminates in a research presentation at the MBRS-RISE Summer Research Symposium.
Summer Development Program
The RISE Research Development Program provides an opportunity for students to engage in full-time, paid biomedical research while working on an independent project. Students will be mentored by faculty in labs at Spelman College or other institutions. This eight-week program will take place in late May and is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Research experience is required. Salary: $4,800
Summer Training Program
The RISE Training Program introduces the student to the dynamic world of research by providing a unique opportunity to learn basic bench-top techniques in some of the major biomedical disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology). Participants will have opportunities to interact and network with scientists and other researchers through participation in lectures, hands-on activities, and field trips. This six-week program will take place in June and is open to rising sophomores and juniors. No previous research experience required. Salary: $3,600
Interested students are required to submit an online application form, two strong letters of recommendation, a resume, a personal statement and unofficial transcripts. Applicants must be majoring in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or psychology).
In addition, students must:
- be enrolled full-time at Spelman.
- possess determination and strong interest to enter a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. in biomedical science. Students planning to attend a professional school (i.e. medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and related areas) are not eligible.
- be either a U.S citizen, a noncitizen national of the United States or be lawfully admitted for permanent residency.
For more information, contact:
Dolores Bradley, Ph.D.
Stephanie Byrd, MSM
Visit our website at http://rise.spelman.edu.