Undergraduate RISE Program
The Undergraduate RISE Program is designed for those students who have two years remaining to their undergraduate studies and who wish to pursue a Ph.D. and a research career. Undergraduate RISE students may be students who have not previously been part of the RISE program, including community college transfer students. Undergraduate RISE students conduct faculty-mentored research with CSULB faculty for two years, are members of a research career focused peer learning community, and take courses in Scientific Research Communication (RSCH 361) and Advanced Biomedical Research Methods (RSCH 496A).
Students in the Undergraduate RISE Program earn wages while working in faculty-directed research for up to 15 hours a week during the academic year and up to 40 hours a week when classes are not in session.
The current application period is closed.
Applications are accepted in early March each year. If you are early or late for the application period, fill out the interest form and we will contact you with upcoming events like training program information sessions, application workshops, and application due dates.
The RISE, MARC, and BUILD programs at CSULB use a joint application form. RISE applicants should have a letter of support from a mentor who has agreed to accept the student into their research program. Applicants are interviewed shortly after the applications are received and applicants will be contacted to make appointments. Award decisions will be made by early May and students will begin work in laboratories in June.
Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.
The RISE Program is funded through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).