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RISE Program Financial Support

The RISE Program is funded in part by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Student participation is year round. During the academic year, students are limited by academic course work, but during the summer, they are expected to devote a greater amount of time to research. The position pays $17.45/hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year (spring and fall terms) and a maximum of 40 hours per week during the breaks (spring, summer and winter). In addition to student's regular research salary, the program provides funds for research laboratory supplies and a travel allowance to attend scientific meetings.