MBRS RISE Program Update and Technical Assistance Workshops

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The Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) program was recently updated. Now applicants must select and apply for one of three options based on their institution’s track record of students graduating and pursuing Ph.D.s in the biomedical or behavioral sciences and their number of faculty participating in funded biomedical research as principal investigators. For more information, check: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority/MBRS/RISEDescription.htm Technical Assistance Workshops These one-day regional workshops led by NIGMS staff will discuss MBRS RISE and a similar program, Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC-U*STAR). The workshops, which are geared toward individuals who would like to learn more about these programs, will examine the program announcements, offer tips on preparing applications and discuss recent changes in peer review. West Coast Regional Technical Assistance Workshop Friday, April 16, 2010 University of California, Irvine (Registration closes April 2) East Coast Regional Technical Workshop Friday, April 23, 2010 LaGuardia Community College (Registration closes April 16) For registration visit: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority/