Applying to the MARC program

The application for the 2021-2022 MARC program is now open.

The MARC U*STAR grant will be transitioning to the URISE grant, pending successful funding. Eligibility and requirements are the same and accepted scholars will begin initial participation sometime in May with actual program enrollment starting June 1st.

Applications should be completed in consultation with Dr. Steve Fenster, MARC Program Director, as well as MARC Research Mentors.  Please contact and meet with potential Research Mentors prior to listing the mentor on your application.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the program by completing the online application, application materials and requesting that faculty submit letters of support to, prior to the due date.

Online Application

Application Materials include:

  • Online Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Two letters of support from faculty members (one from potential Research Mentor)

In addition, each applicant will be interviewed by the Selection Committee as part of the application process.

A Selection Committee comprised of MARC URISE Steering Committee members and MARC Mentors will evaluate the application of each candidate and the letters of support. The committee will host interviews in early April and makes the final determination on student admission to the program before the first of May.