Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS)-Reseach Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (RISE)

University of Texas-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Post-baccalaureate Program, Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program


Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) programs are federally funded programs that increase the number of underrepresented faculty, students, and investigators who are performing research in the biomedical sciences.  RISE programs support research by faculty members and minority serving institutions, strengthen the institutions' biomedical research capabilities, and provide opportunities for students to work as part of a research team. The University of Texas at San Antonio has both MBRS-SCORE (Support of Competitive Research) and MBRS-RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) Funding. 

The SCORE program supports UTSA faculty projects and helps them to develop projects that will receive mainstream (primarily NIH R01) funding.The RISE Program is student oriented, and providing both financial and professional development support for up to 40 undergraduates and 15 doctoral students while they pursue training in biomedical research.  The RISE Programs,  Freshman/Sophomore RISE, Junior/Senior RISE, and Ph.D. RISE, are invaluable for the development of the next generation of biomedical researchers.  Applications to individual programs are available on the program web sites.


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

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Ms. Angelina Hoefle
Div of Biology, BSB 2.03.02J
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-6550
Fax: 210-458-5765