Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE*).
The goal of the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. Underrepresented students in Biomedical fields (as defined by the NIH see below) and Students with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. The G-RISE Training grant will offset the cost of stipends, tuition and fees, and training related expenses, including health insurance, for the appointed trainees in accordance with the approved NIH support levels.
Trainee Eligibility and Participation
Trainees must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time (20 hours/week), as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. Students are typically provided full-time support for up to 3 years of graduate studies. Use of training grant support in the first three years of graduate research training is strongly encouraged to provide maximum flexibility in the participation in courses, laboratory rotations, professional development, and cohort-building activities.
Dr. Renato Aguilera
U-RISE Program Director
4.144 Biological Sciences Building
ph: (915) 747-6852
Dr. Wen-Yee Lee
2.0110 Chemistry & Computer Science Bldg
ph: (915) 747-8413
Dr. Elizabeth Walsh
218 Biology Building (Engineering and Sciences Complex)
ph: (915) 747-5421
NIH policy on Diversity: Underrepresented Populations in the U.S. Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Enterprise
In spite of tremendous advancements in scientific research, information, educational and research opportunities are not equally available to all. NIH encourages institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations to enhance the participation of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, such as:
- Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27) and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. In addition, it is recognized that underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting; individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be encouraged to participate in NIH programs to enhance diversity. For more information on racial and ethnic categories and definitions, see the OMB Revisions to the Standards for Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1997-10-30/html/97-28653.htm).
- Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. See NSF data at, https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/static/data/tab7-5.pdf.
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the following criteria: see additional information at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html)
*This and additional information can be accessed from the following NIH website: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/RISE/Pages/G-RISE-T32.aspx