Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

Sponsoring Institution
University of Missouri-Columbia

Application Deadline
Applications are processed continuously, but early applications are encouraged due to the limited positions

Dates of Internship
Contact the Program Director for more information

Stipend
Up to two years salary at $21,000/ year with all educational fees paid and $1,200/year for travel to two scientific conferences/year

Synopsis
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) PREP Scholars Program is seeking under-represented minority students with a passion for science, the enthusiasm for hard work in an exciting and supportive environment, and a record of achievement at the undergraduate level. This post-baccalaureate training program is designed to prepare them for later PhD study leading to research careers in the biomedical sciences, especially in areas that address health disparities in minority populations. To promote a successful transition from a baccalaureate program in the sciences into a PhD program, and to foster successful completion of that PhD program our MU PREP Scholars Program provides: an individually designed, faculty mentored research experience leading to publication of research results in the scientific literature and presentation at national conferences; research-related academic preparation, including graduate courses and research seminars; personal development, including enhanced oral and written communication and networking skills; planning for graduate school, including assistance with the graduate application process and GRE preparation workshops.

This program is supported by the National Institutes of Health and is designed specifically for students who are not yet sure that they want to pursue a research career, or who feel that they are not quite ready to enter a challenging PhD program at a top research institution. MU PREP Scholars will conduct a full time research project as part of a research team, guided by a faculty mentor. They will receive advice and support from faculty mentors, program staff, and a network of successful graduate students, peer mentors, and other MU PREP Scholars as they enhance their background for entry into a highly selective PhD program.

Contact
Dr. John David, Program Director
davidj@missouri.edu

Address
MU Prep Scholars Program
105 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Phone: (573) 882-0120


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Last modified 11 November 2003