Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)

For juniors or seniors majoring 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.

 

  • $13,368/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 applications require the following:

  • Apply to SF State University, if you have not already done so. Find CSU/University application information HERE
  • The application deadline was 3/15/21. For more information about our fellowships, you can submit an Applicant Profile throughout the year: HERE

You can upload the following items with the online application or email them directly to seo@sfsu.edu :

  • Statement of Purpose describing your educational goals, career goals and interest in science. Also describe how participation in the SEO programs will benefit your future goals. 
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts 
  • Two letters of recommendation emailed directly to seo@sfsu.edu. See a sample of how to ask for a letter of recommendation HERE.

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.