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Maximizing Access to Research Careers MARC@TU

Applicant Eligibility

  1. 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

  • Qualify for minority ethnic/racial status under the NIH guidelines (African American, Hispanic, native American, Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)


  • Qualify based on disability status [see application for details]
  • Qualify by disadvantaged background (2 or more categories) [see application for details]

Applicants must also

  • Be entering their 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 week. 

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