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The SDSU Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)-Intitiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is an intensive undergraduate research training program which prepares students for direct entry into biomedical or behavioral Ph.D. programs. In 2008, the MBRS IMSD Program was awarded a new 4-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to continue supporting undergraduates.

The NIGMS mission is to improve the participation of historically underrepresented students in the sciences and increase the number of underrepresented students who matriculate directly to a Ph.D. program. Although this is the primary goal, we encourage all students to apply, as the MBRS IMSD Program offers several benefits to help students succeed and prepare for graduate school.

For students who are unsure if they are eligible, click here for more information on who is encouraged to apply:

We accept applications year-round. Eleven students are graduating May 2011, therefore we expect to have openings for funded positions during summer 2011 and/or fall 2011.

We encourage all students who want to pursue a Ph.D. in the biomedical/behavioral sciences to apply.
A list of some program benefits are found:

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