Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

The MARC Program offers research training to participating students to help prepare them to compete successfully for entry into graduate programs leading to a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences or a combined MD/Ph.D. The program consists of a laboratory-training program during the summer and laboratory research projects during the academic year. The program includes funding for travel to conferences and travel to graduate schools and program support for graduate school applications.  MARC is an honors program.

Keywords: summer; fall quarter; winter quarter; spring quarter; 2 year; research; biomedical; Ph.D.; MD/Ph.D; laboratory research; conference funding; graduate school funding; graduate applications

Contact: Yulianna Ortega

Faculty Director: Alan M. Zahler

Location: 
On-campus
Off-campus
Location Details: 
Second summer off campus option
Targeted Students: 
Underrepresented students and those who have overcome socioeconomic hardships are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be accepted or registered full-time UCSC students, complete specific classes (see webpage), be pursing a graduate degree after college.
Program Time Period: 
Academic Year
Summer
All Year
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter
Fall Quarter
2 year
Compensation: 
Academic Credit
Stipend
Details: 
Monthly stipend of $968, partial tuition and fees. Funding is also provided for research supplies and travel to conferences and graduate schools. Participants may be able to arrange for academic credit for their research during the academic year.
Application Deadline: 
Early February
Approximate Number of UCSC Students (Each Year): 
14
Approximate Number of UCSC Students (Since Program Started): 
>200
Year Began: 
1980
Contact: 
Yulianna Ortega
Contact Title: 
STEM Diversity Program Acting Director
Contact Email: 
yuli@ucsc.edu
Faculty Director: 
Alan M. Zahler
Faculty Director Email: 
zahler@ucsc.edu
Major(s): 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Ecology and Evolution
Electrical Engineering
Human Biology
Marine Biology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Neuroscience

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