RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement)
RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement)

UNCP RISE Application


All applicants must complete sections 1 through 6 and 8. Incoming freshmen should also complete section 7. This is a fillable form. Please complete it electronically and submit. RISE is a rigorous program geared to prepare students to be competitive candidates for Ph.D programs in biomedical and behavioral research. Before applying, please read the important information on the RISE website www.uncp.edu/rise.




Section 1: Personal Information


Financial Aid:

Section 2: Education

An individual is considered to be from a disadvantaged background if he or she:
1. comes 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 disadvantaged assistance; or (b) have received any of the following student loans: Health Professional Student Loans (HPSL), Loans for Disadvantaged Student Program; or (c) have received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Scholarship for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need.
2. comes 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. See http://grants.nih.gov/training/faq_diversity.htm#867

Section 3: Research Training or Other Scientific Experience

Section 4: Statement of Interest

Section 5: References

Please list 2 or 3 professional references who can give insight into your academic, scientific or experimental abilities. (Teachers, professors, researchers, professional colleagues, etc., with whom you have worked or studied are good choices.)


Section 6: Research Mentor Selection

An important aspect of the RISE Program is participating in a mentored research project in order to gain valuable research experience to be a competitive candidate when applying to graduate programs. View the Research Interests page on the RISE website, and select at least 3 faculty research mentors with whom you would be interested in working.

List those names here:

Section 7: Transcripts (Entering Freshmen Only)

Section 8: Certification of Intent

Please read the following and sign below:

By typing your name and submitting your application, indicates that all of the statements on this application are true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and will allow the RISE Selection Committee to access your financial aid file to help them assess your financial aid status.

For questions, please contact Mrs. Sonda Rogers, Administrative Support Associate, at sonda.rogers@uncp.edu, phone: 910.775.4278

or Mrs. Diane Grant, Program Coordinator, at diane.grant@uncp.edu, phone:910-775.4428.