Tuesday, January 2, 2024

The Iowa Sciences Academy is seeking rising juniors and seniors interested in research to join the UI-MARC program and our close-knit community of students, faculty and staff. The UI-MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) is an NIH-funded program that supports the academic and personal success of underrepresented students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD to develop knowledge, interventions, or technology that will improve human health.  The fellowship is for June 1, 2024 - May 30, 2025. Juniors can apply for a second year of funding. 

This fellowship supports up to 15 hours of mentored research per week by providing a monthly stipend, pays up to 60% of tuition and fees,  and provides travel funding and professional development activities. 

If you will be graduating in the spring of 2025 or 2026, are interested in a research career, and committed to pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD after graduation - please consider Applying Now!  The priority deadline is February 1, 2024.

If you are interested in learning more, please join one of the following Information Sessions:

January 17, 2024     1:00 - 3:00 PM    ZOOM Meeting 
Short presentation at 1:00 and 2:00, followed by time for questions and drop-ins

January  23, 2024    3:00 - 5:00 PM    ZOOM Meeting 
Short presentation at 3:00 and 4:00, followed by time for questions and drop-ins

Or stop by 169 Biology Building any time between 8:30 - 4:30 M-F or by appointment, email ui-isa@uiowa.edu.

MARC recruitment flyer