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The 2023 RISE application is OPEN!
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Dates for RISE 2023: 5/28 - 8/4

Congratulations to our 2022 Scholars for an amazing summer. Please check out the culmination of their work, including posters & video presentations, on the Summer Symposium website here.

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. We successfully held our 2022 residential program from May 31 - August 5. Dates for RISE 2023 are Sunday, May 28, 2023 through August 4, 2023.  

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

We hosted a virtual info session and application workshop on Tuesday 1/31/2023. If you were unable to join us, check out the session recording here and presentation slides here.

Hear our students' thoughts on RISE...

Derrell, Amanda

"Not only was I able to do phenomenal research, but I was also able to make friends who I know will last me a lifetime." Amanda Derrell

Oconer, Orlan

"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...which will definitely prepare me for being a stronger candidate for graduate school." Michaela Greenlee

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