MARC Benefits

The MARC program provide support for undergraduate students from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, and who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research. Major components of the program include mentored student research experiences, enhancement programs in introductory science and math courses, enrichment activities such as group seminars, faculty and peer mentoring, and attendance at scientific meetings.

MARC Program Advantages

Pre-MARC scholars selected to become MARC scholars will join a community of students, faculty, and staff that provides support while preparing and developing students for a research career in Biomedical science. The MARC program will provide:

  • financial support including tuition assistance and scholarship awards
  • extensive mentored research experience with a KU faculty mentor
  • personalized academic and career counseling
  • a network of current scholars, successful alumni and faculty
  • specialized seminars, including scientific writing, quantitative/analytical methods, and how to prepare competitive graduate school applications 
  • opportunities to present research at national, regional, and local conferences, including financial support for materials and supplies such as poster printing
  • support for travel to national meetings
  • leadership and outreach opportunities held in collaboration with KU MARC's campus partners 
  • access to laptops and calculators

Eligibility and Application

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Poster presenter explains their poster to conference attendee at 2019 ABRCMS Conference