Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program

Application Process

A call for NIH-MARC U*STAR research trainee program applications occurs in January of each year. Please consult the MARC calendar for deadlines.Students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the program by submitting an application packet that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Research plan at Fort Lewis College
  • Plan for graduate school completion and description of career goal in biomedical or behavioral science research
  • Two letters of support from faculty members

Applications should be completed in consultation with Dr. Les Sommerville, program director.  The MARC U*STAR Steering Committee will evaluate the application of each candidate and the letters of support.  The committee will make the final determination on student admission to the program and communicate their decision to the applicant.

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