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Welcome to the U-RISE Program

Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE)


The U-RISE Program at Cal State Fullerton aims to recruit, retain, and prepare promising undergraduate students from under-represented groups (ethnicity, race, gender/LGBTQ+) or economically-disadvantaged background, and individuals with physical disability or neurodiverse, to successfully pursue a career in Biomedical Science research. 


  • The next application cycle will open in the spring of 2024
  • The Mentor Development workshop will be held on 13 October 2023 (Friday) from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (location: MH-463). Click here for more details.
  • Visiting Scientist seminar by Dr. Autumn Ivy (UC Irvine) will be held on 1 November (Wednesday), 4:00-5:15 PM, MH-513. Click here for more details.

For inquiries about the program, please email us: 

The U-RISE at Cal State Fullerton is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant number 5T34 GM149493-02

Institutional support is provided by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, and the colleges of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering & Computer Science, and Health & Human Development