MBRS - Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)

For Graduate students in biology and chemistry & biochemistry.

Purpose: To prepare students from underrepresented groups (African-American, Native American, Hispanic American and Pacific Islanders) for biomedical careers by providing academic support and a stimulating research experience. The goal of the program is to prepare each participant for entrance into a competitive graduate program and successful completion of a PhD in the biomedical or physical sciences.

  • $21,000/year plus in-state tuition
  • Summer and Academic year research
  • Graduate placement activities
  • Travel to a major scientific meeting to share research results

Applicant eligibility:

Must be a SF State student (or have applied to become one)
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Must commit to research for one year or more

All applicants are required to submit the following:

We strongly encourage you to apply on-line, however if you are unable to do so please contact the SEO Office for an alternate, paper application packet.