Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following eligability criteria by the program start date of June 1st:

  • Enrolled at Fort Lewis College
  • United States citizen or permanent resident or a native of the U.S. Pacific Islands or U.S.Virgin Islands
  • Underrepresented in the Biomedical and Behavioral Research per the NIH Definition of Underrepresented Researchers in Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Ethnic and racial groups that are considered underrepresented are African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
  • Majoring in a scientific discipline, such as Biology (General), Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Exercise Science-Physiology, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology
  • Completion of Sophomore level or transfer student with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher with at least 60 credit hours earned by the program start date of June 1st.
  • Must be able to graduate in two years
  • Should have one semester or one summer of faculty-directed research experience
  • Participation in one or more MARC Workshops is desired
  • Strong desire to pursue a Ph.D. in a biomedical research related field

Direct questions about eligibility to Dr. Les Sommerville, FLC MARC Program Director