URISE Application Form

Dear candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the U-RISE at UPRP program.

The Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement at University of Puerto Rico in Ponce (URISE) is a 5-year undergradute student training grant (1T34GM145504-01A1) funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH.
Through research training in the biomedical sciences and professional development, U-RISE at UPRP aims to engage U-RISE trainees at UPRP in research-oriented activities through mentored experiences encouraging academic excellence, training technical and professional skills, and fostering teamwork, following, and promoting the responsible conduct of research, and reassuring a safe and ethical environment.

Application requirements

PRE-U-RISE (Freshman Students)

- High school GPA of 3.40 or more
- Admitted to UPR-Ponce Biology department (enrolled in Biology I & II, Chemistry I & II,
Pre-Calculus I & II)
- academic or professional referees - (Don't ask for letter of recommendations, we will send an evaluation form)

U-RISE (2nd year or higher)

- GPA of 3.40 or more
- Have 30 approved course credits (General Biology 1 & 2, General Chemistry 1 & 2 and
Pre-Calculus 1 & 2.)
- academic or professional referees - (Don't ask for letter of recommendations, we will send an evaluation form)

Important! The application below must be completed in its entirety at once since it will not let you save and continue later.

You will be asked for contact information (name and email) of 2 references so please have this on hand. You will also be asked for two (2) written statements, no less than 250 words and no more than 500 words, in English: a) Describe your research experience or projects, if any, including any laboratory skills, abilities, hobbies, and/or previous work in science that may contribute to your success in this program. b) Future goals or plans upon graduating from college.

If you do not meet the minimum application requirements, you can still submit an application for consideration as an adjunct member. In the written statement please mention why you would like to participate in U-RISE at UPRP.

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REFERENCES (academic or professional referees)

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