Program Overview


Elizabeth City State University's Department of Chemistry & Physics in the School of Mathematics Science and Technology announces the Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate* Student Training in Academic Research Program (MARC U * STAR) program funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The program is designed to increase acceptance rates of its participants and non-participants into research-intensive institutions by increasing students' competitiveness through rigorous academic pursuits and summer research internships as preparation for research careers. This grant has targeted 16 research-intensive institutions as external research training sites for the proposed E-MARC U*STAR participants as well as prospective institutions for their PhD education. This project will support eight trainees and they will receive each year, tuition, monthly stipend and additional training expenses. The E-MARC raises the bar of academic excellence and will increase the acceptance rates into PhD programs. 

Sponsored by: NIH