Application Information

Next year, pending approval by NIH, MARC will become U-RISE, which stands for Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement.  The name might change, but all the wonderful benefits and program components will remain the same!

Below you will find a list of application materials to submit during the application period. After reviewing applications, the top applicants will be interviewed.  The 2021-2022 MARC/U-RISE Fellows decisions will be announced in March 2021.  The program begins during the summer.  It is during this time that the MARC/U-RISE Fellows are partnered with a research faculty member in their area of interest.

Applications will be accepted from

December 2, 2020 – January 29, 2021.

To apply to be a MARC/U-RISE Fellow you will need to submit the following to :

  • Completed and signed application
  • Short essay (1000 words or less) on your professional goals, aspirations for graduate study, research experience, and areas of research interests
  • Copy of unofficial academic transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, two of which will need to be from UNCG professors or instructors. (Your references should be directed to send their letters on your behalf to

Please list the subject line of all emails “U-RISE[YOUR FIRST NAME] [YOUR LAST NAME].”

Click here to download the application form