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

Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Basic Science Research, Health Disparities, Test Preparation


The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program is an honors program that offers mentoring, research experience, and financial support for academically gifted undergraduate students who are interested in entering graduate programs leading to research careers in the biomedical sciences. The goal of MARC is to increase the number of minority professionals in biomedical research.


    • Must be majoring in a science and demonstrate an interest in continuing on for graduate research training in Biochemical Sciences, broadly defined
    • Be a member of a group under-represented in biomedical science research, including but not limited to African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics
    • Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and be carrying a full-time course load
    • Must be completing at least 60 credits and have earned no more than 90 credits in a semester or application (i.e., Junior Status)
    • Must have at least 20 credits in Mathematics and Science
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or hold Permanent Resident Status (i.e., a green card)
    • Must not have another paid job while in the MARC program

    If you meet the requirements and wish to apply for the program, you must send us an application. All applications must be print out and send to the address bellow

More Information


MARC Program Director: Louise Hainline
Location: 4311 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5610
Fax: 718.951.4825
E-mail: louiseh@brooklyn.cuny.edu