This grant is specifically intended for students from underrepresented, minority, and disadvantaged groups in the biomedical field according to National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the US Pacific Islands. In addition, it is recognized that under-representation can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be convincingly demonstrated to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be included in the recruitment and retention plan. The goal of REPID is to inspire students to pursue careers in health-related research. For more information please visit nih.gov.
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1**: Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml/. For individuals from low income backgrounds, the institution must be able to demonstrate that such candidates (a) have qualified for Federal disadvantages assistance; or (b) have received any of the following student loans: Health Professional Student Loans (HPSL), Loans for Disadvantaged Student Program; or have received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Scholarship for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need.
2***: Individuals who come from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career. Recruitment and retention plans related to a disadvantaged background are most applicable to high school and perhaps undergraduate candidates, but would be more difficult to justify for individuals beyond that level of achievement.
List three individuals who will be writing letters of recommendation regarding your qualifications for the REPID Program and can attest to your motivation and interest in research. All letters should be electronically sent, in PDF format, from the writer to the REPID office at email@example.com.
1. Your resume/CV. (PDF only) (file title: cv_yourlastname.pdf)
2. A statement of purpose and reasons why you wish to receive training and experience. Please elaborate on what type of research interests you the most and why it interests you.
Please submit both 1 and 2 (above) to the REPID Program at:
3. Your official transcript from institutions where degree(s) have been/or will be awarded. Please send official transcript electronically to the REPID Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your institution does not allow electronic transcripts, please send the transcript to the following:
MSU REPID ProgramB-420 Clinical Center788 Service Road East Lansing, MI 48824
E-mail: email@example.comPhone: 517-432-8653