Students interested in biomedical research are invited to apply to the Rutgers–Camden Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program and become an undergraduate research fellow. Applications are due Thursday, March 25, 2021.  

About the Program: Launched in 2019, the MARC program recruits four undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds each year to conduct innovative research with scientific leaders throughout the Philadelphia area. The goal of the program is to provide a mosaic of mentors and research opportunities to students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. Our fellows go on to top-tier Ph.D. programs across the country after graduation. 

Students should apply in their second year of college since the MARC program is a two-year commitment. Throughout the academic year, MARC fellows will work on a research project for biology elective credits (12-15 hours per week) while taking classes. During the summers, they’ll conduct research for 35-40 hours per week at a university of their choice anywhere in the country. Each fall semester, students will present their research at a scientific conference. Students receive a monthly stipend, partial tuition/fees benefits, and funding for all associated travel expenses.