Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program

Application Process

The 2017-2019 NIH-FLC MARC U*STAR Application is open. Applications should be completed in consultation with Dr. Les Sommerville, 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 2017-2019 program by completing the online application, uploading required application materials and requesting that faculty submit letters of support to Marnie Clay, MARC Program Coordinator, prior to the due date.  Applications are due Friday, February 3, 2017.  

Application Materials include:

  • Online Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of support from faculty members

In addition, each applicant will be interviewed by the Selection Committee as part of the application process. Interviews will take place during the week of February 13th.

A Selection Committee comprised of MARC U*STAR Steering Committee members and MARC Mentors 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 by the end of February/beginning of March.