Apply for MARC

Program Benefits 

The MARC Program provides financial support for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the biomedical fields and who are interested in pursuing graduate school. Please visit the MARC Program Student Benefits Page to read more about the MARC program's benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior undergraduate student at KU, including transferring to KU
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Intend to attend graduate school in a biomedical-related field
  • Meet one or more of the underrepresented groups in STEM fields as recognized by NIH Notice of Interest in Diversity.


The online application for MARC 2021-2022 is now closed. Please check back in May 2022 for information about the 2022-2023 application.


The MARC application is done through an online form that will be made available when applications are being accepted. Before completing the MARC application, you will need to have several documents ready.

Applications Requirements

Your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (since high school). Please just provide unofficial transcripts. If you send a screenshots of your transcript pages, or similar, that will be just fine.  At KU, you can request you unofficial transcript by visiting the Office of University Registrar website. A similar approach can be taken for other colleges/universities.

Your resume (limit 1 page) will need to be submitted with the application.

A statement of interest in the MARC program, not longer than 750 words.  We would like to learn more about you from your statement of interest.  Specifically, we are eager to understand your career goals and how your personal background has shape your decisions to attend college and pursue your chosen path.  We understand that at this early stage in your training, you may not have concrete plans, this is fine!  Let us know what excites you!  We also are aware that access to opportunities varies among students, so please feel free to share with us challenges you have experienced in achieving your goals.

Required - Please ask for two letters of reference to be sent directly to  If you would like advice on who might be appropriate references, please contact the MARC program coordinator at

Need Help?

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the MARC Program Coordinator.
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