The State University of New York Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies is offering research training opportunities for its 2021 Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP-Up). The program’s focus is to strengthen the research skills and academic competitiveness of program participants in an effort to help meet the critical need for diverse investigators in basic and translational research, particularly individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Students accepted into the program will work as apprentice scientists under the supervision of an established biomedical scientist and participate in courses for skill development. Each student will be provided a salary and benefits for the 12-month period as well as the opportunity of taking two full-credit courses free of charge.
Students will attend research seminars, present and participate in a student journal club, present their work, and participate in discussions on research career development and how to apply to graduate school. Students are given ample opportunities to interact directly with many of our faculty and graduate students.
The program runs from Monday, June 7, 2021, through Monday, May 31, 2022.
Applicants should be undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in good academic standing, who will have completed their senior year of study by summer 2021, and are majors in biomedically related field, such as chemistry, biology, neuroscience, microbiology, etc.
Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in basic biomedical research, and are expected to pursue rigorous, research-focused doctoral degree programs (e.g., PhD or MD/PhD) in biomedical fields. Individuals who graduated within the last two years are also eligible.
The main criteria for the selection of students will be personal scholarship, academic excellence, and the match of applicant interests with those of participating SUNY Upstate Medical University biomedical faculty members.