The University of California Santa Cruz Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP)
PREP Program Application, please click on here. Our application deadline is March 15th, 2015 and letters of recommendations deadline is March 31st, 2015.
The objective of the PREP is to provide individuals from underrepresented groups who have recently obtained their baccalaureate degrees with intensive research experience. This will strengthen their candidacy for admission to the nation’s strongest Ph.D. programs, and prepare them to earn Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.
Our 2015-2016 cohort will begin their program in July 1 of 2015
There are several NIH-PREP programs at institutions across the country.
UCSC PREP Highlights
(Stipulated by NIH grant requirements)
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Graduated or in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science or engineering discipline, from an accredited U.S. college or university, no more than 36 months prior to applying to PREP, and are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
- Must belong to groups considered underrepresented in the biomedical sciences as defined by the NIH to include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (socially, culturally, economically, or educationally). Applications are especially encouraged from students who are African American/Black; Hispanic/Latino American; Native American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
- Will apply to a Ph.D. program in a biomedically relevant science the fall of their first year in PREP.
Faculty Director: William Sullivan, Ph.D., E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director: Malika Bell, M.S., E-mail: email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Yulianna Ortega, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org