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RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

RiSE offers cutting-edge research at Rutgers' flagship New Brunswick Campus in biological, physical & social sciences, engineering, math and exciting interdisciplinary areas .

PARTNERSHIPS with REUs: Green Energy Technology, Cellular Bioengineering, Advanced Materials, Toxicology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Proteomics/Bioinformatics. By applying to RISE, you can opt to also be automatically considered for partner programs.


OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Scientific writing/speaking, GRE prep, graduate school & career guidance, guest speakers & networking, field trips to industry.

EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $6000 + housing + travel + free GRE course.

GREAT LOCATION at the hub of pharma, biotech & telecom with easy access to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, and more.

ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national conferences & placement at top graduate schools. FELLOWSHIPS valued up to $100,000 for RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.

FUN & FRIENDSHIPS: Vibrant, inclusive community, social program.

Although we do not have a hard deadline, we recommend that you apply by Feb 1.

Participating Institution(s):
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Rutgers University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Earth & Agriculture Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences
General Technology
STEM Fields

Cellular Engineering
Computational Biology
Engineering Research
Green Energy
Materials Chemistry
Microbial Ecology
Nanopharmaceutical Science & Engineering
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Page last updated 2/12/2024
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