The University of California Santa Cruz is no longer recruiting for our NIH-Funded Post-baccalaureate Research Program (PREP) 2013-2014 Cohort. The objective of the PREP is to provide individuals from underrepresented groups who have recently obtained their baccalaureate degrees with intensive research experience and, in some cases, additional academic enhancement. 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.
We will begin accepting new applications for our 2014 cohort in December 2013.
If you would like to receive notification when our 2014 application goes live please complete our PREP Interest Survey
UCSC PREP Highlights
(Stipulated by NIH grant requirements)
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident (only)
- Graduated or in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science or engineering dicipline, from an accredited U.S. college or university, no more than 36 month 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.
- Plan to apply to a Ph.D. program in a biomedically relevant science after the successful completion of PREP.
Faculty Director: William Sullivan, Ph.D., E-mail: email@example.com
Program Coordinator: Malika Bell, M.S., E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Assistant: Yulianna Ortega, Email: email@example.com