Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

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.

How to Apply

First, complete the U-RISE Initial Application by Friday, February 2, 2024 (note: you must be logged into your Rowan Google account to access the application). The program directors will contact you if they require more information. Next, if you are eligible, the directors will invite you to submit the full application.

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.


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.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident AND majoring in a STEM field. Students from underrepresented populations in the Biomedical Research Workforce are especially encouraged to apply! You can learn more about how the NIH views underrepresentation in the Biomedical Research Workforce here.
For more information, please email the program coordinators at u-rise@rowan.edu.