The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Nevada program, sponsored by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences and established in 1975, is a program designed to help develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in biomedical sciences. The long-term goal is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained scientists.

Program benefits

Upon joining the MARC Nevada program, you may enjoy the following benefits:

  • An annual stipend of $13,920
  • Partial financial coverage of tuition
  • Textbook allowance and a research supply budget
  • Research opportunities and mentoring
  • Travel support to attend scientific conferences
  • Opportunities to present and publish research
  • Year round professional and scientific development workshops
  • Standardized test-taking strategies workshops
  • Opportunities to network in the scientific community

Program responsibilities and expectations

There are significant benefits to being in the MARC Nevada program, as well as a number of responsibilities and expectations. The MARC program is a two-year commitment; students are appointed in the summer each year and are expected to remain in good standing until graduation.

For details about MARC Nevada course requirements and research expectations, contact the MARC Nevada program lead at MARCNevada@unr.edu.

Interested in joining the program?

Review the MARC Nevada eligibility requirements and learn how to apply.