National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Health/MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards

MARC is an undergraduate student training program for institutions with research-intensive environments. Eligible institutions must have a 3-year average of NIH research project grant (RPG) funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million in total costs. To determine RPG funding for your institution, visit NIH RePORTER. The goal of the MARC 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.). NOTE: MARC grants are institutional awards. Applications may be submitted by domestic public/state institutions of higher education, and private institutions of higher education that have a significant number of mentors with NIH or other extramural research support.

Award Information

Award Amount
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Number of Awards
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Application Deadline
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Available to Class Level
Juniors, Seniors
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Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
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Religious Affiliation
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Location of College
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Area of Study
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Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

NIGMS Communications and Public Liaison Branch
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Health
45 Center Drive, MSC6200
City, State, Zip
Bethesda, MD , 20892
(301) 496-7301

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