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School of Medicine Greenville

Research Education Program

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville is creating new pathways for underrepresented students in South Carolina to pursue graduate programs in STEM fields.

About the Program

The Research Education Program is supported through a five-year, $1.8 million NIH R25 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging to provide research experience and academic enrichment.

The Research Education Program is designed to grow workforce diversity in science, technology, engineering and math fields by preparing underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students for graduate programs.

As a program participant, you will gain research experience, academic skills and readiness for STEM career advancement.


Program components

The summer experience provides biomedical research opportunities with expert faculty, professional development, workshop training and science/journal club meetings in aging research, as well as networking with other young scholars and researchers. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to present your work at a research symposium and/or professional conferences.

You will be immersed in an empowering culture of scientific research that allows you to grow your confidence and skills in independent in biomedical research and explore career goals.

You will participate in pre-professional development sessions that include:

  • educational activities that emphasize the relevance of aging and of the science of aging to your life
  • diversity in aging research
  • academic skill development in time management, exam taking, anxiety management and mentor-guided individual development plans.

You will receive

  • a stipend, lodging and per diem for the entire of the 10-week summer program.
  • funds to travel to present research at local, regional and national conferences.

Build deeper connections with like-minded students and faculty mentors. The program aims to help you create the foundation of your professional network to support you as you complete your undergraduate studies, attend graduate schools and begin your career.

As a program participant, you will have the chance to utilize your training and mentoring to facilitate your own research project and present it in multiple conferences. You will also have the opportunity to produce abstracts and manuscripts.

How to Apply

Applications are closed for the 2022 summer research program. Applications for summer 2023 will be available here and be due in spring 2023.  To learn more about the program and applications, please email

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