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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.

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

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

CAMP — California Alliance for Minority Participation

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

CURE — Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience

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 sponsered 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

MASEM — Minority Access to Science, Engineering, and Math. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program sponsored by UCSD

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

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

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

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

STARS — Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences. A UCSD sponsored program funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

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