Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) promotes support for students in developing careers in biomedical applications. Talented students seeking Bachelor degrees in Biology, Nursing, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Marine Biology are eligible for the program. RISE is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is administered by program director Dr. Teresa Turner. ECS scholars supported by RISE must be interested in a career in biomedical research, work closely with faculty mentors on research projects, receive funding to work with off-island mentors during the summer and fulfill specific responsibilities. Students interested should visit our RISE Research Scholars page for more details.
Goals & Objectives
UVI's RISE grant is a federally funded 5-year award that is supported by the NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Training, Workforce Development & Diversity Division (TWD). Click here for a list of other RISE Participating Institutions.