MARC U*STAR Fellowship Program

MARC U-STAR is a research training program for junior level undergraduate students majoring in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The program is designed to increase the number of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences by preparing students for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. Students spend their junior and senior years in the program conducting research at FIU.

• Rising juniors (current sophomores)
GPA 3.3 or above
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Enrolled full time (12 credits minimum each semester excluding summer)
• Majoring in STEM
• Interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences

Monthly stipend of $1,195, 60% in-state tuition and fees
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a Personal Statement describing you, your research interests, academic and current career goals.
  2. Please upload Official Transcripts (FIU Transcripts may be unofficial)
  3. Upload a current resume
  4. Expected Graduation Term
    • Graduation Term
    • Graduation Year
  5. What is your academic career goal?
  6. Research Mentor
    • Do you currently have a research mentor?
    • Research mentor name
  7. Please request 2 letters of recommendation
    • Letter of Recommendation 1
    • Letter of Recommendation 2
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