The goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) research training program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who will transition to scientific research focused, PhD-related careers. Qualifications to apply to the UI-MARC Program:

  • student must be a currently UI-enrolled sophomore or junior (must be able to participate for 2 full semesters)
  • enrolled in a supported major
  • currently hold a position in a research lab
  • be committed to increasing diversity in the sciences
  • committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in science 
  • hold at least a 3.0 GPA
  • be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States