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Fresno State RISE Program

Rolling applications now accepted - Complete the Interest Form found here!


What are the benefits?

  • Paid research support up to ~$12,000 annually for two years
    • Part time during academic year
    • Full time during summer term
  • Individualized faculty mentoring
  • Travel to and participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Funding for limited research supplies
  • Enriched academic services and support by dedicated faculty 
  • Step-by-step mentoring for a successful transition to grad school
  • GRE preparation
  • STEM PhD program application support

Eligibility Requirements

  • Motivated and focused towards obtaining a Ph.D after graduation
  • Fresno State declared STEM major
  • Interested in scientific research
  • Minimum 60 units college coursework completed
  • Must have 3-5 semesters remaining until expected graduation
  • Online Application (CV/Resume, Letter of Recommendation)
  • US citizenship or permanent resident
  • Belong to an underrepresented group as defined by NIH

Majors

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology