Minority Access to Research Careers (M.A.R.C) Undergraduate Training in Academic Research-(U*STAR)

University of California- Riverside
Riverside, CA.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Year Program, Health Disparities


The MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) U* Training Program is a 2-year Fellowship Program for under-represented minority students, which include Hispanics, Latino, African American, Native American and Pacific Islanders in the sciences who are Juniors and Seniors and are interested in pursuing a research career in the sciences. The MARC Program will pay tuition, insurance, and fees, and the students will receive a monthly stipend. In the MARC U* Training Program, students are required to do an average of 12 hours per week of research during the fall, winter and spring quarters, and full time during the summer period. The program will also take advantage of summer internship programs at other universities. Along with research, students will attend biweekly MARC U* meetings, seminars, colloquia, and scientific conferences.


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Earned a minimum of 90 university credits
  • Have attained either Junior or Senior standing
  • Agree to conduct at least 12 hours per week of research during the regular school year and full-time during the 9-week summer period
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be an under-represented minority in the sciences
  • Be a science major in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences or Statistics.
  • Please check website for program and deadline details.

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Jolinda A. Traugh
Dept of Biochemistry, 3410 Boyce Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-4239
Fax: (909) 787-4434