Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)

For juniors/seniors in biology, chemistry & biochemistry, computer science, math and physics.

Purpose: To prepare students from underrepresented groups (African-American, Native American, Hispanic American and Pacific Islanders) and students with disabilities 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.


  • $12,840/year and partial tuition for the junior and senior years
  • Summer research internship at SF State after sophomore year
  • Summer research at a major research institution after junior year
  • 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:

You can upload the following items with the online application or email them directly to :

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.