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Maximizing Access to Research Careers MARC@TU

Applicant Eligibility

  1. Individuals from groups and backgrounds that often face organizational and environmental barriers that restrict their potential to advance their training and careers, and are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce. For example, underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; persons with disabilities; and individuals from certain disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Applicants must be planning to attend graduate school i.e. planning to pursue a Ph.D. Students interested in MD/PhD or other joint PhD programs will be considered but not students interested solely in health professions. These requirements are stipulated by the NIH. 



Applicants must

  • Be entering their sophomore or junior year in Fall 20xx (or have at least 2 years to graduation)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred)
  • Be interested in non-clinical graduate research in biomedical sciences, public health or psychology
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the US.

Majors in the following disciplines will be strongly considered: 

CST – biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry (research focus on biomedical applications), computer and information sciences, genomic medicine; mathematical biology, cellular and molecular neuroscience; 

CLA – neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, non-clinical psychology, developmental psychology; 

CEng – bioengineering; mechanical engineering (research focus on biomedical applications)

CPH – public health – nutrition, epidemiology and biostatistics, kinesiology.

Student research interest should be, but is not limited to, the following research areas:

  • Biomedical sciences
  • Biomedical informatics 
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Data analytics and bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Computer applications which intersect with medicine, public health and disease management
  • Neuroscience: systems, behavior and plasticity, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, translational research – leading to application to graduate programs in biomedical science
  • Integrative/ translational research
  • Non-clinical psychology or public health.

Awardees will:

  1. Work with a Temple University faculty mentor, and engage in full-time in-person research-related activities each week during the summer. (35 hours per week)
  2. Work with the research group during the academic year for approximately 12 – 15 hours each ween

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