U-RISE@Rowan is a comprehensive NIH-funded biomedical research training program that promotes diversity, fosters community, and provides holistic support. U-RISE@Rowan research mentors include faculty from the College of Science & Mathematics, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, and Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Information Sessions

Are you interested in biological systems or medicine? Have you considered a biomedical research career? Come to an info session to learn more about career options in biomedical research, what qualifications you’ll need, and opportunities to gain experience while you’re a student at Rowan! If you’re a FIRST-YEAR student (freshman), come learn about the NIH-funded U-RISE@Rowan training program, an exciting new opportunity for students interested in research careers at Rowan!
Information Session dates for 2022-2023 will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Benefits of U-RISE

Undergraduate research student trainees engage in research, workshops, and coursework that builds their practical and professional skills from the summer after freshman year through graduation. Trainees receive financial support, including: a partial scholarship for tuition & fees; year-round stipend; health insurance; conference travel funds; and sponsored summer research at an R1 university between their junior and senior year. U-RISE Colloquia and Webinars as well as Career Development and Doing Science Right workshops are open to all interested undergraduate biomedical and STEM research students.


Students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national or permanent resident and intend to pursue a biomedical research-related Ph.D. are eligible. Trainees must major in one of the following: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Psychology, or Translational Biomedical Sciences.


U-RISE@Rowan provides students with the opportunity to work directly with a preceptor. Preceptors are experienced faculty researchers who provides supervision and critical feedback for a successful learning experience. A list of preceptors, their research areas, and campus location is available here.
For more information, please email the program coordinators at u-rise@rowan.edu.