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Applications for RISE 2024 will open this November!
Applications are rolling admissions so apply early!
Rise 2024 will run from May 28
, 2024 to August 2, 2024

To see the work of the 2023 Scholars visit RISE 2023 summer symposium

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 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 RISE 2024 are May 28, 2024 through August 2, 2024.  

Learn more here, and please explore our website to learn about previous summer scholars, projects, and symposia.

Applications for RISE 2024 will be opening in November of 2023. This past years information session recording is available here and presentation slides here.

Hear our students' thoughts on RISE...

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"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

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"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

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"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

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