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Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology
Long Island University is proud to offer students the opportunity to become leaders in the exciting field of biomedical research. The RISE and Bridge programs, funded by the National Institute of Health, are open to outstanding students from under-represented minorities who wish to build the future by conducting life saving research in all areas of biomedical science. 

Making for a better tommorw: Biomedical research at LIU
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
Come to LIU and RISE to New Heights!
The RISE program provides research opportunities and monetary support to both undergradaute and graduate students from historically under-represented minorities who wish to pursue careers in biomedical research.  Specialized training and coursework is designed to help prepare students for performing two full years of research.  During the academic year, the student performs research under the expert guidance of the LIU faculty member of his or her choice.  During the summer months, the student will be sponsored to perform extra-mural research at a leading biomedical institution.  Students are also given extensive preparation for the Graduate Record Exam, and will gain valuable experience in preparing material for publication and in making public presentations of their results.

Benefits include:

Graduate students
  • Full tuition remission.
  • A twelve month stipend totalling $15,000 per year
  • Academic scholarships from $5,000 - $10,000 annually in tuition, depending upon grades.
  • A stipend starting at $9,000 per year for freshman and rising to $11,000 per year by your senior year.

All applicants must be a member of a historically under-represented minority, as defined by sections 301 and 405 of the Public Health Service Act.  Also, applicants must have a genuine interest in pursing a Ph.D. in a biomedical field of study.  Undergradute applicants must possess an SAT score of 1100 or higher and have a high school average of 85 or better (GPA of 3.00 or above for transfers)Graduate applicants must hold a bachelors degree in either a chemical or biological discipline and possess and undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better.

RISE Scholarships and Stipends are Available Now
Apply today!

or contact us for more information.
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Bridges to the Doctoral Degree
In conjunction with Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
(Graduate Students Only)
The Chemistry, Biology, and Molecular Biology Departments at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus have established a program to help minority students gain admittance to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in nearby Bronx, NY, to pursue Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences.  In collaboration with a mentoring laboratory at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, students will also pursue research at Long Island University, Brooklyn in one of several areas, gaining valuable research experience in a nurturing environment with a high faculty-to-student ratio. Tutoring will be available from full-time faculty and student progress will be closely monitored.  Like all graduate students at Albert Einstein, they are guaranteed a full scholarship on admission. The scholarship will cover all tuition costs and a monthly stipend during their training at Albert Einstein.


  • Full tuition remission from LIU for your M.S. studies
  • graduate courses designed to satisfy the dual requirements of an LIU M.S. degree and the admissions requirements for the Ph.D. programs at Albert Einstein.
  • M.S. research assistant stipend of $15,000 per year.
  • Ressearch at LIU is done in full collaboration with a mentor at AECOM, allowing you to become familiar with the people and facilities at your future Ph.D. school.
Participating students will be given preferential admission to the Graduate Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine!
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Sam Watson
phone: (718)488-1027 
or  Dr. Julie Trachman
phone: (718)488-1439 
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