Grad-Prep Students

PREP for Graduate School with GRAD-PREP

Thinking of a career in biomedical sciences, but not sure how to get there? Wright State University can help. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, our GRAD-PREP Scholars program provides research and academic training in the biomedical sciences for university graduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees. The program provides hands-on research in state-of-the-art laboratories, academic enrichment courses and mentoring activities. Research areas include: genetics/cell biology; neuroscience; genetics/epidemiology; behavior/human factors; and integrative biology/toxicology. As a participant, you will receive guidance through the Ph.D. program selection and application process, and enhance your skills in Graduate Record Exam preparation workshops and mock interviews.

Earn While You Learn

GRAD-PREP Scholars earn a salary of $21,000 with full benefits, including health insurance. Tuition remission for program specific academic development courses and workshops, as well as travel expenses to a local, regional, or national meeting, may also be available.

Who Can Participate?

To be considered for the program, you should be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • A post-baccalaureate who has completed an undergraduate science degree within 36 months of the program start date
  • A member of an underrepresented minority group (i.e. African- American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander), an individual with a disability, and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background
  • Interested in applying to a top quality Ph.D. program

When Does the Program Take Place?

GRAD-PREP is a one-year program. The program begins in June each year. Review of applications begins in March, and applications are accepted until all positions are filled.