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SDSU College of Sciences, MBRS-IMSD Program Call for Applications

I wanted to let you know that the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD-MBRS) program is recruiting for the 2013-2014 year, with students beginning in either the summer or fall. We are looking for students dedicated to earning a PhD in the STEM or behavioral sciences, with a passion for research. Low-income, first-generation and/or underrepresented students are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Earn up to $13,200 per year
  • $1,000 per year for research supplies for IMSD projects
  • $700 per year to present IMSD-related work at professional conferences
  • Paired with a faculty mentor and paid $13/hr for work as a research assistant
  • Technical and scientific writing skills development
  • Free GRE review course and practice books
  • Graduate school application fees paid by program
  • Paid travel to graduate school interviews
  • Networking with science/engineering peers, faculty, and staff
  • Coursework in ethics, scientific writing, health disparities and the graduate school ¬†application process



  • STEM or behavioral science major
  • Students can be funded for up to 2 years, but must dedicate at least 1 year to the program (graduating May 2014 or May 2015)
  • Committed to attending a PhD program directly after completing a bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
Interviews begin this April for summer and fall openings. To apply, visit:

If you have any questions, please email Jessica Nombrano Larsen at or call (619) 594-3744.




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