Fayetteville State University Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (FSU-RISE) is a project federally-funded by the National Institute of Health and Human Services (NIHHS) with the overall goal to increase the number of well-prepared FSU biology, chemistry and psychology minority students entering biomedical and behavioral research. Students matriculate in FSU-RISE as sophomores, although upperclassmen may be considered on an individual basis. RISE Scholars participate in three full years of structured educational pipeline activities leading to graduate school including participation in hands-on Biotechniques or Biopsychology Workshops; Enrichment Seminars; faculty-mentored intramural and extramural research; Scientific Communications and interdisciplinary research courses; local and national research symposia and conferences; and a full Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparatory workshop. Students who are committed to completing all aspects of the program and have a strong interest in pursuing graduate study in biology or chemistry are encouraged to apply to the FSU-RISE program.
In order to qualify for the MBRS Program, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the grantee institution. Biology/Chem majors, US citizens, US National or permanent resident, Minimum GPA of 2.8, and must be a member of a currently underrepresented minority group.