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

Barry University
Miami Shores, Fl.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Year Program
Deadline March 15, 2012


The MBRS RISE program at Barry University offers support for unique student development activities, which includes an introductory Summer Research Beginnings workshop, on campus faculty mentored research experiences, summer research internships, professional presentations at Barry and at scientific meetings, tutoring workshops, and graduate school and GRE workshops. Biology and chemistry majors with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out biomedical hands-on research enter this two or three year program as sophomores or juniors. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. The program consists of: research Beginnings Summer Workshop, Off-Campus Summer Research Internship, On-Campus Research, presentations at Biomedical Seminar Series, aAttendance and Presentations at Scientific Meetings, tutorial Workshops & graduate School Preparation including GRE and Graduate School workshops.

At this time the program provides 15 hours/week for on-campus research during the 15 weeks fall and spring semesters; up to 40hours/week for on-campus research for two weeks during the winter break; a $1,500 annual allowance for research supplies, and travel allowance for students to attend and present their research at scientific meetings. Students are compensated at $10.00/hour for the student development activities


Full-time enrollment at Barry University,majors in biology and chemistry,Grade Point Average of 2.8 or above,desire to pursue a biomedical research career that will ultimately prepare you for acceptance into a PhD program in biomedical science,strong letters of recommendation from science faculty (3 required)

More Information


Dr.Flona A. Redway
Biology, Barry University ,College of Arts and Sciences,SNHS Room 337
Miami Shores, Fl 33161
Phone: 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3035
Fax: 305-899-2935