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MARC U* STAR Biomedical Research Scholarship Application

Monday, April 1, 2019
The MARC Program at UCLA http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/marcintro.htm

The MARC U*STAR Program is a two-year, NIH-funded, undergraduate honors program that seeks to increase the number of biomedical scientists from diverse backgrounds that significantly impact health-related research.

The program specifically seeks to strengthen the skills and research training of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

This program is appropriate for students interested in pursuing a PhD or dual PhD degree upon completion of their baccalaureate degree.

The MARC Program offers research training, financial support, mentoring, networking opportunities and academic preparation for strong and motivated students. The UCLA MARC program is one of the longest-standing MARC programs at Research I universities across the nation, and graduates from the program have embarked on highly successful careers.  


  • Research training in faculty labs at UCLA during two academic years and one summer.
  • Research training at an extramural research institution for one summer
  • Training in scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Travel to national conferences (one per year) to present research
  • Training in the responsible conduct of research
  • Mentoring and career guidance
  • Networking opportunities

Additional eligibility, criteria, and application information  can be found at the link below: