The University of California Santa Cruz Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP) aims 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. PREP participants work as research postbaccalaureates at 9 person-months (75% full-time) effort, with the other 3 person-months (25% full-time effort) devoted to further skills development.
How to apply
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Unofficial Transcripts from each college or university that you attended (if you are selected, we will require official transcripts to be sent before the official start date)
- Two letters of recommendation – due the first Friday of March
- Your letter writers will receive an automated email request once you submit the online application
- Recommenders should highlight the applicant’s potential for contributing to biomedical-related sciences, the applicant’s academic/personal potential, and statements about how the applicant will benefit from participating in the NIH-PREP program.
For questions and additional information about the application process, please contact our office at 831-459-4770 or send an email to email@example.com.