STEP-UP Research Program Deadline February

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The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) was created by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK is NIH’s fifth largest Institute. The STEP-UP Program was developed in order to expose underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students to research in the NIDDK mission areas including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases. The long term goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students “in the pipeline” who are committed to a career in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social science research in the NIDDK mission areas. To accomplish this goal, the NIDDK STEP-UP program provides research education grants to seven institutions for the support of a high school or undergraduate program that provides eligible students with research education and training opportunities that will develop both their research capabilities and their interest in pursuing a career in research. These seven institutions provide administrative support for the STEP-UP program and its student participants throughout the application process and the summer research experience.

Website: http://stepup.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm

This is an annual program so keep this in mind for next year.

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