Minority Opportunities in Biomedical Research Programs

The NIGMS RISE Program is located in MARC 270 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


NIGMS RISE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!
GRADUATE APPLICATION DEADLINE - January 29th, 2016
UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION DEADLINE - February 26th, 2016

 

APPLY NOW!




The MARC U*STAR Program is now accepting applications!

Applications due March 1st, 2016

 

APPLY NOW!






18th Annual Biomedical and Comparati e Immunology Symposium

 

On behalf of the symposium organizing committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 18th 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:


 

TRAVEL BURSARY AWARDS


A limited number of travel bursaries up to $500 each are available. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students interested in presenting and post-doctoral fellows interested in attending the Symposium.

 

To submit an application, please click here.

 

Completed forms must be received Friday, January 29th, 2016 by 5PM.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION


Overview


Undergraduates, post baccalaureates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in the biomedical sciences are invited to submit an abstract for the 2016 Annual Florida International University Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium.

 

To find guidelines and submit an application, please click here.

 

Completed forms must be received Friday, January 29th, 2016 by 5PM.


Eventbrite - 18th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology (BCI) Symposium

 

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.

 

Best,

 

Robert Lickliter, Ph.D. (licklite@fiu.edu)

BCI Symposium Organizing Chair

305-348-7623

 

Courtney D. Aiken (coaike@fiu.edu)

BCI Symposium Coordinator

305-348-2604

 

 


FIU NIGMS RISE
2016 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 2016. 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 2016. Students who will be graduating in fall 2016 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 2016) or at the 2017 Biomedical and Comparative Immunology (BCI) Symposium (March 2017) 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 270).

 

All full-time FIU students engaged in biomedical research are encouraged to apply.


  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE APPLICATIONS
    APRIL 3RD, 2016 BY 5:00PM.

  • RECIPIENTS OF THE RESEARCH AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND NOTIFIED:
    MAY 4TH, 2016 BY 5:00PM.

  • RESEARCH AWARDS NEED TO BE ACCEPTED BY:
    MAY 11TH, 2016 BY 5:00PM.

Please click here for the 2016 application guidelines and click here for 2016 flyer.


For additional information, please contact NIGMS RISE Program Coordinator, Courtney Aiken (coaike@fiu.edu) 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
Professor, Psychology
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, MARC 340
Office: 305-348-7623
Email: licklite@fiu.edu