As a UI-MARC trainee you will be required to:

  • Participate in mentored research during the summer and academic year.
  • Present your research at the UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) and either the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF).
  • Attend ISA-sponsored professional development event(s) throughout the summer and academic year.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA (UI cumulative) throughout the program.
  • Maintain open communications with your research group and UI- MARC program staff. Check, read, and respond with email daily.
  • Develop a LinkedIn page that connects with ISA Alumni.
  • Participate in all UI-MARC program evaluation activities as requested. This may include interviews, focus groups, and/or electronic surveys.
  • Enroll in a 1 semester hour ISA professional development seminar in the Fall or in the Spring.

As a UI-MARC trainee you are encouraged to:

  • Take part in an external summer undergraduate research experience.
  • Present research at a National conference.
  • Inspire other students by becoming a peer mentor to other ISA students.

Citing and Reporting

Reporting in Biosketch, Curriculum Vitae, and Other Support:
T34GM141143        Adams, Lori (PI) & Forbes, Tori (PI)      06/01/21-05/30/26
MARC Training Program at the University of Iowa
Role: MARC Trainee or MARC Faculty Preceptor

Meeting Abstracts, Publications, Media Articles

As a condition for accepting support through the UI MARC Program, Trainees and their Faculty Research Mentors are asked to acknowledge the UI MARC grant in their scientific meeting abstracts (oral and poster presentations), research publications, media articles and press releases. Please include the following statement on oral and poster presentations, research publications, and media articles:

“Research reported in this [abstract, publication, media release] was supported by the UI MARC grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number T34GM141143.”

Published Manuscripts

Please email the link of accepted/published manuscripts, including the PMID#, acknowledging the UI MARC grant to Principal Investigator Adams (

All abstracts (presentations) and publications are reported to the NIH in our Annual Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).

Compliance with NIH Public Access Policy

All publications must be compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy. This includes submission of your full-text manuscript to PubMed Central (PMC). Submission to PMC may be done automatically through the journal you have submitted to or it may require direct submission.

NIH Public Access Policy:

Submission Methods: