The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). U-RISE, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a continuation of the MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) program. This federal program provides research opportunities with a faculty mentor, offers financial support in the form of a stipend and tuition assistance, travel to scientific meetings, as well as a range of other activities and support to enhance students' academic success, and preparedness & competitiveness for graduate study.

The U-RISE program is open only to undergraduates who have completed their first 2 years of study; trainees are limited to a 24-month period of support. U-RISE is an Honors program; thus trainees are expected to maintain a solid overall GPA, and to enroll in Honors Research. 






U-RISE Program

Jonathan Levitt, Ph.D
Marshak Science Bldg Room 526
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.8539

e: jlevitt AT ccny DOT cuny DOT edu