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Eligible Graduate Preparation Programs

The list below includes graduate preparation programs that qualify applicants for an application fee waiver. Be sure to select the programs you have been involved in when completing your online application.


ACS Bridge — UC San Diego American Chemical Society Bridge

AEA — American Economic Association Summer Program

AMGEN — The Amgen Scholars Program is an eight-week, full-time research experience for undergraduates, supported by the Amgen Foundation

AGEP — The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Bridges Programs — National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) Programs focused on preparation for graduate school

BUILD - Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity

Cal-Bridge — A California State University (CSU) – UC Bridge program in Physics and Astronomy

Cal Pre-Doc Program — Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program sponsored by the California State University system

CAMP — California Alliance for Minority Participation

CAMPARE — California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education

COR — National Institute of Health (NIH) Career Opportunities in Research and Training (COR)

CPAPC — California Professoriate for Access to Physics Careers. A Physics GRE Boot Camp

CURE — Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience

GMS — Gates Millennium Scholars

Genentech Foundation Summer Research Scholars Program

GEM — The National GEM Consortium Fellowship recipients and applicants

IMSD — Initiative Minority Support and Development (IMSD). National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program sponsored by universities

IRT — Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers

Laureates & Leaders Program — Graduate school initiative for underrepresented minority students in STEM fields. Funded program sponsored by MIT

Leadership Alliance — National consortium of more than 30 research and teaching colleges and universities

LSAMP — Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

MARC — Minority Access to Research Careers. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program sponsored by universities

MBRS — The Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and sponsored by universities

McNair — Ronald S. McNair, Low Income, 1st generation preparation for Ph.D. programs. A Department of Education funded program sponsored by universities

Meyerhoff Scholars Program — Program to advance Ph.D. degrees in math, science, and engineering

MEP — The Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Program (MEP)

MIRT — Materials Interdisciplinary Research Team

MMUF —  Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program

MURAP — Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

NIH SCHOLARS — National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded summer research program sponsored by UC San Diego

Pharmacology SURF — UCSD Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

PREP — National Institute of Health (NIH) Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

PROJECT 1000 — Graduate school preparation and application assistance program through the University of Arizona

REU — National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Education for Undergraduates programs sponsored by universities

RIMI — Spelman College Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI). Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Center for Research Resources

RISE   Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement

SRISP — Summer Research Internship Scholars Program. A UCSD sponsored program funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH)

STARS — Summer Training Academy for Research Success - UC San Diego

STARS — Summer Training Academy for Research Success – Campus other than UC San Diego

SURF — Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship. A National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program sponsored by UC San Diego

UC HBCU  University of California Historically Black College and University Initiative

UC LEADS — University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees; A state funded two-year enrichment program for UC juniors and seniors to prepare students for doctoral programs in the sciences