How to apply

To apply, you are asked to submit the following along with the online application:

  • Essay: Elaborate on your background, interest in science/engineering, and long-range professional goals. The statement should address the following: (a) personal and family background as it relates to your wish to participate in the MARC Nevada program, (b) commitment to a Ph.D. in biomedical or behavioral research, and (c) your path (past, present, future) you've taken to that goal. Limit to two pages.
  • Official Transcripts: Have the Office of Student Records from all universities and colleges you attended send a copy of your official transcript to our office.  Also acceptable are e-mail copies sent from the Office of Student Records to If obtaining official transcripts is a financial hardship, please email for other options.
  • Letter of recommendation and NIH Biographical Sketch from an identified Trainer/Mentor: Provide a copy of the recommendation form completed by your Trainer/Mentor. The Trainer/Mentor you identified to write your letter of recommendation will also be asked to provide an NIH Biographical Sketch with the Personal Statement describing their training and experience as a mentor and the availability of research funding to support the trainee’s research. Your Trainer/Mentor may upload all documents here.

The 2024 application deadline was extended to Friday, April 26, and the application is now closed. Students accepted into the program will be notified as early as Friday, May 3, 2024.

Contact MARC Nevada via email with questions about applying to the program.