SPARTAN MARC FELLOWS PROGRAM
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAINING IN ACADEMIC RESEARCH (U*STAR)
The primary goal of Spartan MARC U*STAR is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences.
The central component of the MARC Fellows program is a mentored-research experience to prepare students for graduate study.
The research experience is supplemented by a series of program components that will increase students’ exposure to biomedical research, support their training and development in a community of like-minded scholars, and enhance their preparation for the next steps in their careers.
¨ Exposure to Biomedical Research
¨ Professional Development
¨ Preparation for Graduate School Admission
¨ Community Events
Each selected MARC Fellow will receive funding to cover tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours/semester for fall and spring semesters) as well as a living stipend of $11,628 for their junior year. Funding for the senior year is contingent on continued grant support.
MSU’s Spartan MARC program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences