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RISE Program

RISE is jointly sponsored by two of the nation's leading public research institutions -- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). We have a vibrant campus, conveniently located only an hour from New York City and Philadelphia. We choose 20-25 outstanding college undergraduates to participate in cutting edge research in the sciences, math, and engineering under the guidance of prominent faculty mentors. An attractive financial support package includes a substantial stipend, free on-campus housing for eligible participants, and travel reimbursement.

We especially encourage you to apply if you are:

  • from an economically/ educationally disadvantaged background
  • from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
  • a first generation college student
  • a student who does not have opportunities for intensive research at your home university
  • someone who has followed a non-traditional path to college

Admission to RISE is highly competitive.

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