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

Hunter College
New York, NY.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program


The MBRS-RISE program is an acronym for Minority Biomedical Research Support - Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement. It provides research experience and academic and financial support. It is intended to encourage and increase participation of minority students in biomedical research at the undergraduate level. The program provides student salaries for part-time work as research assistants in experimental research projects sponsored by Hunter College faculty members.


MBRS-RISE Program:Full-time, matriculated undergraduate students who are members of ethnic minorities underrepresented among scientists. Specific groups include, but are not limited to Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islanders, Native American (American Indian, Eskimo). They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have declared majors in biology, chemistry, physics or psychology and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. They must have as an ultimate career goal either biomedical or biophysical research. Full time, matriculated undergraduate students are eligible. They must complete an application for admission, supply a current transcript of grades and provide recommendations from two Hunter College faculty members.

Please contact the program administrator for more details at dates and deadlines. 

More Information


Dept of psychology, MARC / MBRS Program, HN 313-314
New York, NY 11211
Phone: 212- 772-5245
Fax: 212- 772-5432