MARC uSTAR Academic Year Program Application

Application Deadline: MARC uSTAR Program is February 15th, 2022 at 11:59 P.M.

Your recommenders should upload their files to this webform by February 15th.

Please complete the form below and upload your submission materials in the spaces provided. For your application to be considered complete, it should include the following components:

  • A statement of purpose of one-page or less that addresses your career goals e.g. if you have plans to obtain a M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or other degree, how you became interested in research, your prior research experience, and your proposed research for the next two years.
  • A statement of 500 words or less that addresses how you will benefit from participation in the MARC U-STAR Program and your thoughts on the importance of why having diversity in research is important.
  • A list of publications and oral or poster presentations (including presentations at undergraduate research symposia). If none, simply say “None”.
  • Unofficial transcript* (Your GPA is not the final indicator of acceptance to the program but provides a history of courses you have taken). Instructions for downloading unofficial transcript: WebSTAC> Academics> Unofficial Transcript (Can hit "Do Not Display" on all)> Run> Printer Friendly in upper right hand corner> CTRL+P to save as PDF.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: One from your MARC U-STAR Faculty mentor AND one from another faculty member or advisor
Personal Information
Mentor Information
Submission Materials and Unofficial Transcript