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

St. Mary's University
San Antonio, TX.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Health Disparities


The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). MARC U*STAR provides underrepresented students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics or engineering science opportunities to complete research training and work alongside faculty mentors in the biomedical sciences. Undergraduate students participating in the MARC U*STAR program are provided with academic and research support to prepare them for Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences.

Benefits of MARC U*STAR Program: Academic year and summer research experiences at designated laboratories, opportunity to present at annual campus-wide symposium, attendance at scientific conference (travel related costs are paid), professional development including colloquiums, seminars, and workshops & stipends ($10,956/year) & tuition assistance


U.S. Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident, current full-time student pursuing a higher education degree who has completed 60 hours, biomedical sciences major: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, or engineering science, demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a doctorate (Ph.D.) or combined degree (M.D./Ph.D; D.D.S./Ph.D.) in the biomedical sciences & GPA requirement of 3.0

Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates, deadlines and eligibility.


More Information


Timothy Raabe
Dept of Biological Sciences, One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228-8557
Phone: (210) 431-4321
Fax: 210-431-6746