Published: Jan. 28, 2021

STAR-PREP  (Science Training for Advancing biomedical Research Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program) is a 1-year mentored research experience for students from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing PhDs in biomedical science. Our program is located in Baltimore, MD on the campus of University of Maryland Baltimore. The program provides a community environment,  research experience, a salary, professional development, travel funds, GRE PREP, and a waiver to reduce the cost of the GRE by 50%. 


Our application is currently available. In order to apply we ask applicants to submit the application, essay, CV/resume, recent photo, and transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. We also request contact information for 3 people who will be uploading letters of recommendation. The application is accessible from our STAR-PREP homepage.  We encourage all applicants to apply by our February 28th, 2021 priority deadline. Our next cohort will start in June 2021. If your students have any questions, they can contact us directly at or fill out the Request More Information Form.