Sunday, January 24, 2016

RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) is sponsored by Rutgers University, one of the nation's leading public research institutions. We choose 50 outstanding undergraduates from across the U.S. and its territories to participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of a carefully matched faculty mentors. RiSE alumni have an outstanding record of success!

If you are a high-achieving student, passionate about research, and considering graduate school, then RiSE may be for you. By applying to RiSE, you will automatically be considered for our sister National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) and other partners at Rutgers. Learn more about the RiSE Advantage and how to apply. Admission is very competitive, so apply early.

May 31 — August 5, 2016

U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

We particularly encourage:
  • groups underrepresented in the sciences, math, or engineering
  • students from economically/educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • first generation to attend college
  • students attending predominantly undergraduate institutions that do not offer opportunities for independent, cutting-edge research
  • Non-traditional students
  • Individuals who have faced life challenges
  • Completion of at least the sophomore year by June 2016. Under some circumstances, we will consider current first-years with outstanding credentials.

Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Admission is highly selective, and successful applicants typically have excellent academic records.

The RiSE Advantage
RiSE offers cutting-edge research in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math as well as the behavioral/social sciences. But we offer more than an exciting research experience! Here's how RiSE distinguishes itself from many other programs:

  • A myriad of research choices, including exciting interdisciplinary opportunities.
  • Personalized mentor-matching. We invite your input.
  • A weekly academic enrichment/professional development component, called by RiSE alumni "the jewel in the crown," including:
  • GRE prep
  • Rigorous training in scientific writing and oral presentation
  • Graduate school admission workshops, including review of your personal statement
  • Exploration of career options
  • Guest speakers from academia and industry
  • Field trips to nearby pharmaceutical and technology companies
  • Capstone events. You'll have the chance to showcase your summer research as both oral and poster presentations. Our culminating Symposium is an exciting, widely attended event with a nationally reputed keynote speaker.
  • Networking with academic & industrial scientists and engineers. Summer students are often able to arrange future internships.
  • Record of alumni success 

Professional advantages: New Jersey is at the epicenter of the nation's pharmaceutical and high technology industries and employs more scientific professionals than any other state.

Recreational advantages: Easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Northeast Corridor; nearby beaches, mountains & outdoor recreation

Financial Incentives
  • Stipend: $4000 (up to $5000 for students selected to participate in some partner programs)
  • Free on-campus housing (if unable to commute)
  • Travel reimbursement up to $500
Deadline: Rolling admissions are starting now! Admissions will continue until all slots are filled.

For more information or to apply please visit: