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Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The STEP-UP program is a federally funded program designed to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas, especially engaging students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities.

STEP-UP Fellows complete not only 8-12 weeks of a summer research experience and professional development activities in the research laboratory but also interactive, online activities with students nationwide, exploring career options, responsible conduct of research, structuring research studies, developing abstracts, and presenting research posters.

Fellows also attend the annual undergraduate STEP-UP Research Symposium held in August each year. This symposium gives students from all STEP-UP Centers an opportunity to conduct a formal oral and poster research presentation. In addition, APS encourages STEP-UP research hosts to support Fellows' travel to the APS annual meeting, Experimental Biology to again present their work.

All APS STEP-UP Fellows receive student membership in the APS.

Students who complete the first year of the STEP-UP program can apply for a second year of funding.


Participating Institution(s):
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American Physiological Society (Lead)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Cellular Biology
General Medical & Life Sciences
Medical Sciences
Physiology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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