Morehouse College RISE Program

In June 2016, NIH renewed funding for the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program at Morehouse College. This is a sponsored program designed to strengthen the academic preparation, research training, and professional skills critical to students interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in biological, behavioral, physical, and mathematical sciences with a focus on those with research interests in biomedical or behavioral sciences. To see what recent alumni have done after graduation, click here.
  • Intensive Academic and Professional Mentoring from Faculty
  • Research Training and Experience
  • Academic and Social Integration
  • Hourly Salary
  • Training in Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Travel to Conferences
  • Graduate School Tours
  • Off-Campus Program Retreats
This federally funded training opportunity is open to all Morehouse students (including freshmen) with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a research career. Students must be U.S. citizens; or non-citizen nationals or permanent residents and must be enrolled full time and majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, or psychology at Morehouse College.
Selection Criteria
The selection committee considers students’ academic coursework and performance, recommendations from STEM faculty, transcripts and overall engagement in science and mathematics. To be considered for the RISE Program, freshmen and sophomore students should have an overall GPA above 3.0; and junior/senior students should have an overall GPA above 3.2. For upperclassmen, preference is given to those students who have research experience.
Application Process
RISE scholars are recruited in early September and early February. Students interested in applying to the program should complete the RISE Application Form. Competitive applicants will be contacted for an interview. 
For more information about the RISE Program check out our 2018 Winter Newsletter.
Ulrica Wilson, RISE Program Director
Associate Professor of Mathematics