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NIH Postbacc Research Education Program (PREP) awards encourage individuals from underrepresented groups who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant area of study to pursue a research doctorate. PREP participants receive support to work as apprentice scientists in a mentor’s laboratory and participate in courses for skills development. All individuals selected as participants should intend to apply for a Ph.D. and/or a dual-doctoral (such as an M.D.-Ph.D.) degree program in the biomedical sciences during or immediately following completion of the PREP program.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)

Institutional Endorsement: This fellowship does not require U-M endorsement. Applications are submitted directly to the NIH PREP Program.

Application Deadline: Visit here for more information.

Eligibility: to participate, you must

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from a group considered underrepresented in biomedical research or from a disadvantaged background;
  • Have a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science field from an accredited U.S. college or university awarded no more than 36 months prior to applying to a PREP; and
  • Must not be currently enrolled in a degree program.