Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis can help. The Indiana University-Purdue University Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP) prepares recent college graduates, who are students from underrepresented minority or disadvantaged populations, for admission to graduate programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
IPREP is funded through the National Institutes of Health and draws on the programmatic and research strengths of the major health and life sciences campus of IUPUI. Training is provided in addictions neuroscience, biomedical engineering, clinical psychology, human performance and kinesiology, medical neuroscience, basic biomedical sciences (anatomy and cell biology, microbiology and infectious disease, musculoskeletal biology, pharmacology, and physiology) and other areas in biological behavior sciences toward the goal of matriculation into these graduate programs.The long-term goal of IPREP is to improve diversity in the community of graduate students and faculty for these five targeted Ph.D. programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Applicants applying to IPREP must be:
- A United States citizens or permanent residents
- Graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university who have completed an undergraduate science degree within 36 months of the program start date and cannot be currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program
- Members of an underrepresented minority group (i.e. African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander), an individual with a disability and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background
- Interested in applying to a top quality Ph.D. graduate program in Addictions Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Human Performance and Kinesiology, Medical Neuroscience, Basic Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Musculoskeletal Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology) and Other Areas in Biological Behavior Sciences
- Committed to carrying out research that will help to reduce health disparities
- Have a tangible need to complete an additional year of training before applying to graduate school. This might arise from the applicant having little or no research laboratory experience; or from an applicant wishing to pursue a degree in a field distinct from that in which you received your Bachelor’s training
- Be willing to participate in a group training program that is designed to enhance your research education and career development
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0)
IPREP fellows earn a competitive salary of $27,200 and receive health insurance and program benefits, include eligibility for travel funds to attend national scientific conferences.
Entry into the IPREP is competitive and based on academic credentials, as well as research experience, research interests, and career plans. Positions are filled as suitable applications are received, so it is advised to apply as early as possible.
The application consists of three elements:
- Application Form: To be submitted by the applicant using the appropriate link below before March 1st.
- Letters of Recommendation We request that the names and contact information for two (2) letters of recommendation. Your references should be from previous professors, research mentors, or individuals who can comment on the applicant’s passion and commitment to research and pursuing a graduate degree in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. IPREP staff will contact the references for their letters via electronic link; but the applicant should inform the recommender’s that they will be contacted
- Transcripts: Official and unofficial transcripts from the applicant’s baccalaureate institution(s) and any other post-baccalaureate education or training should be submitted by the application form.
We recommend previewing the Sample Application prior to starting the application.
Current IPREP Application Form will open on December 1st, 2016 and must be submitted before March 1st, 2017.