Minority Opportunities in Biomedical Research Programs

Eligibility & Application Requirements 

Full-time students seeking degrees in science or engineering, with a GPA of 3.3 or better are invited to apply to the program. U.S. citizen or permanent resident applicants should complete the online application and submit a copy of their complete transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable for current FIU students), along with three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. DeEtta Mills, MARC U*STAR Program Director, and sent to:


11200 SW 8th St. AHC4-427
Miami, FL. 33199
Attn. MARC U*STAR Program Coordinator, Amy Reid

The program coordinator must receive these materials by:

  • March 1st

To file a complete application, please submit:

  • Online application form (Please see below)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) signed letters of recommendation (Emailed to areid@fiu.edu)
  • Resume or CV
  • Official Transcripts (FIU Transcripts may be Unofficial)

NOTE: All supporting documentation MUST be attached to your application, or emailed to areid@fiu.edu


To apply, please visit this link.


If you have any questions, contact Amy Reid at areid@fiu.edu or call 305-348-6662.