Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program
The Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program at FAU is funded by the National Institutes of Health. This program aims to promote diversity in biomedical science, by engaging students in a customized research intensive undergraduate experience. The U-RISE program is located on the FAU Jupiter Campus in coordination with the Wilkes Honors College, though students from all campuses and majors related biomedical research are encouraged to apply.
Students will participate in a three year curriculum that includes laboratory research and specialized courses in critical thinking, research approaches, and scientific communication. As rising juniors, they will attend a summer internship at a partner Research Intensive Institution. Students will be paired with an Academic Mentor, a Research Mentor and a Near-Peer Mentor (graduate student) to provide support. One-on-one mentorship will be complemented by a diverse set of workshops throughout the three-year program. Students accepted into the program must commit to completing all three years. The U-RISE program covers partial tuition costs based on the yearly U-RISE budget, support for research and travel, and a monthly stipend.