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Maximizing Access to Research Careers
Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research

The UMBC MARC U*STAR Program is a preeminent undergraduate scholarship opportunity with the goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue Ph.D. degrees and research careers in the biomedical, behavioral or mathematical sciences. This program is funded by the National Institute of General and Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program provides scholars with individualized academic advising, guided preparation for graduate school, continuous administrative support and professional development activities to ensure a competitive edge in today’s scientific arena.

The success of the MARC U*STAR Program at UMBC is rooted in a solid foundation for student achievement based on three key elements: outstanding student talent, research mentor excellence and comprehensive administrative staff support.

The MARC U*STAR Program at the University of Maryland, Baltmore County (UMBC) is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIGMS/NIH) under National Research Service Award T34 GM 008663.