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Congratulations to our 2021 Summer scholars on their incredible work this year!
visit the symposium site to find student posters and recorded presentations from our 2021 RISE Virtual Symposium. 

Check back in late fall for information on applying to RISE 2022. 

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 comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research.

RISE is typically a 10 week in-person program. In summer 2020, as a result of COVID-19, we pivoted to “RISE Remote”. Participants engaged in virtual research, enhanced by a robust virtual enrichment and professional development component, and virtual social and wellness activities. Visit our 2021 Virtual Symposium to see all that our Scholars achieved.

We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

Hear our students' thoughts on RISE...

Keyerra Daniels

"A life-changing experience that encouraged me to learn more, do more, and be more." Keyerra Daniels

Jael Estrada

"As a student from a smaller school, I was challenged to go beyond my comfort zone...I am now applying to Rutgers for a PhD." Jael Estrada

Hector Irizarry

"Amazing research, a welcoming lab, and the experience necessary to apply for a competitive PhD program." Hector Loyola Irizarry