NIH Undergrad Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (NIH U-RISE)

For juniors or seniors majoring in biology, chemistry & biochemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. Advanced Sophomores can apply for the Junior/Senior Scholarship.

Purpose: To prepare students from underrepresented groups (African-American, Native American, Hispanic American and Pacific Islanders), low income and first-generation college students, 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 (including PharmD and DVM) in the biomedical or physical sciences.

  • $13,644/year plus partial in-state tuition
  • Academic year research
  • Summer research internships
  • 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


Apply HERE.