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Summer 2021 Dates: June 7-July 30 

Virtual and hybrid* options

Save the date: "RISE Remote" Research Symposium: Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2pm


*Limited laboratory research may be possible for students who can get to campus on their own and whose research mentors deem it appropriate. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to provide on-campus housing for Summer 2021. All in-person work is subject to the Returning to Rutgers policy. 

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 2020 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:

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

Keyerra Daniels

"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

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

Hector Loyola Irizarry

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