The NIGMS RISE Program is located in MARC 240 and the MARC U*STAR Program is located in AHC4 427.
The NIGMS RISE Program also promotes the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in research by providing salaries for the students, tuition for graduate students, and travel funds for the students to attend scientific meetings. In a similar fashion, the MARC U*STAR Program focuses on Junior and Senior undergraduate students. The students are involved in original research and, depending on their level, are expected to present their work at professional meetings and publish their results in research journals. The FIU MORE Program also enriches FIU by bringing prominent guest speakers to campus to meet with students, cosponsoring an annual symposium and providing a clearing house for students to learn about special training programs and career opportunities in biomedical research, such as NIH internships.
FIU offers, through a variety of academic programs, advanced study and research in the biomedical area at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics, Computer & Information Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Dietetics & Nutrition, Environmental Studies and Psychology all offer B.A., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs, and there are also opportunities in the FIU College of Medicine and in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.
If you are a student interested in a career in biomedical research, chances are the MARC U*STAR or NIGMS RISE Programs have something for you!
News & Events
On behalf of the symposium organizing committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 20th Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium in Miami, at Florida International University (FIU). This annual symposium will address recent advances in our understanding of diverse biological systems and phenomena. It will focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms of fundamental processes that govern organismal development, reproduction, cellular differentiation, disease, growth and survival. We anticipate that biologists and biomedical scientists working with a variety of vertebrate (including human and other mammals) and invertebrate organisms will find the plenary sessions and other scientific presentations informative and stimulating. Please share this invitation with your colleagues, post-doctoral fellows and students. We look forward to welcoming you to South Florida where we hope you will also enjoy the weather and the wealth of cultural diversity seen in the restaurants, museums, tropical gardens and shopping centers.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES PLENARY SESSIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
- Dr. Aileen Marty
Department Humanities, Health and Society
Florida International University
- Dr. Herbert P. Schweizer
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida
- Dr. Julián F. Hillyer
Department of Biological Sciences
- Dr. Kellie Ann Jurado
Department of Immunobiology
We are looking forward to another great BCI Symposium in March! Feel free to let us know if there are any questions and/or concerns.
Robert Lickliter, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BCI Symposium Organizing Chair
Claudia Balzan (email@example.com)
BCI Symposium Coordinator
FIU NIGMS RISE
2018 FIU BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE (BRI
STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH AWARDS
Mini-grants for all full-time FIU graduate and undergraduate students are available to fund student summer research awards in the biomedical sciences through a Program Development Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS RISE Program). Awards, up to $3000 each (with convincing budget justification) will be awarded for the summer of 2018. Selection of awardees will be based on scientific merit of the proposed project and the overall quality of the application. Applications will be reviewed and assessed according to the published criteria and ranked by external and internal reviewers. The funds are to be used for purchase of research supplies only and cannot be used for OPS wages, travel, equipment (costing $1000 or more), or books. Please note that funds are available for the purchase of scientific software (costing less than $1000) to be used in the laboratory only. Graduate and undergraduate students, currently engaged in biomedical research, are invited and encouraged to apply with a sponsorship letter from their research supervisor. To be eligible for an award a student must be enrolled in a degree program at FIU and be in residence during the summer and fall of 2018. Students who will be graduating in fall 2018 are not eligible unless they (or their research supervisor) can confirm that the project will be completed by the awardee and a presentation on the funded project will be presented by the student at the annual MARC U*STAR & NIGMS RISE Student Mini-Symposium in the fall (October 2018) or at the 2019 Biomedical and Comparative Immunology (BCI) Symposium (March 2019) since all award recipients are required to present their research at one or other symposia to meet the eligibility requirements of the award. The application form and instructions for submission are available electronically via email or may be obtained as hard copies from the NIGMS RISE office (MARC 240).
All full-time FIU students engaged in biomedical research are encouraged to apply.
Application cycle will open in March 2018.
- DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS
Friday, April 6th, 2018
- RECIPIENTS OF THE RESEARCH AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND NOTIFIED:
Week of April 30th, 2018
- RESEARCH AWARDS NEED TO BE ACCEPTED BY:
Week of May 7th, 2018
For additional information, please contact NIGMS RISE Program Coordinator, Claudia Balzan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 305-348-2604 or NIGMS RISE Program Specialist, David Felix (Davfelix@fiu.edu) or 305-348-0409.
Robert Lickliter, Ph.D.
NIGMS RISE Program Director
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, MARC 340