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Activity I, Student Participation in Research

Current Research Opportunities

Activity I, Student Participation in Research


Activity Coordinator

Idali Martínez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Tel. (787) 758-2525 ext. 1354


Current Funds

  • The RISE program has funds for 35 graduate students/year to participate in research projects in funded research laboratories. Students will be paid for the research activities conducted under the RISE program at a rate of $21.56. Graduates student are paid up to a maximum of 80hrs/month.


Program Requirements

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national.
  2. The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in any of the University of Puerto Rico Campuses.
  3. The applicant must have a grade point average, and a science grade point average of 3.0.
  4. Applicants must provide an official copy of their transcript.
  5. Student Mentors must provide evidence of external research support and submit the NIH Other Support form.
  6. Students who expect to complete their degree in a 6 month to 1 yr period must provide evidence of postdoctoral position applications.


How to apply

  1. Download application forms
  2. Deadline for applications: May 15, 2018