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How to apply

You will need to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Transcripts (or unofficial copy) from all college or universities attended.
  • Two-page narrative statement.

The NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is designed for graduating undergraduates with an interest in pursuing future study toward a Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences but need another year of research experience and scientific development. In your statement of purpose, discuss the following: an introduction to your background and interests, how your participation in the PREP program will assist in meeting your future professional goals, previous research experience(s) with a focus on the rationale for the research and the question you were asking, and the participating faculty whose research interests you.

  • Two letters of recommendation. Recommenders should highlight the applicant’s potential for contributing to biomedical related sciences, the applicant’s academic/personal potential, and statements about how the applicant will benefit from participating in the NIH-PREP program.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2024 at 8:59 pm PST.

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Applications will be reviewed in early April but we will keep the application link active until we fill all five positions.  We will start letting people know by mid-April.

For questions and additional information about the application process, please send an email to



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