Research in Science and Engineering Summer Program (RISE), Rutgers

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment


Would you enjoy the challenge of independent research while earning money? Have you considered a career in scientific research or teaching? Would you like to strengthen your credentials for admission to graduate school? Would you like to present your work at a local or national research conference? If you can answer "YES!" to these questions, then consider RISE. RISE is jointly sponsored by two of the nation's leading public research institutions -- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), located under an hour from New York City. We choose 20-25 outstanding undergraduates to participate in cutting edge research in the sciences, math, and engineering under the guidance of prominent faculty mentors. All the while, you earn a substantial stipend, live on campus in free housing, and are reimbursed for travel to our campus.. We especially encourage application from underrepresented minorities, students from economically/educationally disadvantaged or non-traditional backgrounds, those who are the first generation in their families to attend college, and those who attend colleges without research opportunities. 


U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We particularly encourage: groups underrepresented in the sciences, math, or engineering students from economically/educationally disadvantaged backgrounds first generation to attend college undergraduates attending schools that do not offer opportunities for independent research or mentoring by research-active faculty. Under unusual circumstances, we consider current first-years with outstanding credentials. Minimum GPA of B (3.0/4.0), although exceptions may be granted. Admission is highly selective and successful applicants have strong credentials.

Deadline: There is no hard deadline. Applications are reviewed in the order completed, and admission continues until all open spots have been filled.

More Information

RISE at Rutgers/UMDNJ, Graduate School-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1181
Phone: 732-932-7275
Fax: 732-932-7407