Pre-Marc Program

The Pre-MARC program is specifically designed for freshmen and sophomore students who are interested in learning about research careers and in becoming academically prepared for them. This program will increase and enhance the pool of MARC trainees at UNCG by developing the students’ critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and research and communication skills. 

Pre-MARC Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have an interest in scientific research
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.80 or above
  • Attend UNCG full-time with a major related to the biomedical sciences (such as Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, etc.)


The Pre-MARC program is intended to be a stepping stone to the MARC U-STAR Fellowship program and your participation will fully prepare you to submit a competitive application.

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, we invite you to submit the following material to :

  • GPA
  • Degree program and Major/Minor/Concentration
  • Short essay (200-500 words) of your professional goals, including aspirations for graduate study, and areas of research interests

Please list the subject line of all emails “Pre-MARC YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME.”