RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Scholars participate in cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A robust professional development component, including optional GRE preparation, complements the research.
Participants also benefit from wellness workshops, social and recreational activities, and community engagement opportunities.
We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.
RISE is a 10 week in-person residential program. Dates for summer 2024 are May 28 - August 2.
Learn more here, and please explore our website to learn about previous summer scholars, projects, and symposia.
Hear our students' thoughts on RISE...
"The RISE/REU experience provided me with research and professional knowledge I’ll be using for the rest of my career. The program introduced me to other aspiring researchers who I was able to learn from and become a stronger applicant for grad school!" Zacchaeus Wallace, RISE 2023
"I cannot think of a better first internship experience and I truly feel like the people I met here are unforgettable and will do many great things." Orlan Oconer, RISE 2022
"I've had such an enriching experience this summer learning from my mentor and graduate student mentor, specifically developing my data analysis skills." Michaela Greenlee