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MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards


MARC is an undergraduate student training program for institutions with research-intensive environments. Eligible institutions must have a 3-year average of NIH research project grant (RPG) funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million in total costs. To determine RPG funding for your institution, visit NIH RePORTER. The goal of the MARC program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). NOTE: MARC grants are institutional awards. Applications may be submitted by domestic public/state institutions of higher education, and private institutions of higher education that have a significant number of mentors with NIH or other extramural research support.

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Tel: 301-594-3900 Address 45 Center Drive, MSC6200
Bethesda, MD 20892