Applying to Tufts PREP

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) offers one year research apprenticeships for recent graduates who are interested in pursuing research careers in the biomedical sciences. This program, Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), is designed for individuals who are curious about biological phenomena, enjoy their science and mathematics classes and have a passionate interest in making discoveries. Apprentices spend 75% of their time as research assistants investigating a scientific problem under faculty guidance. The remainder of their time is devoted to classes and individualized study that can range from GRE preparation to advanced graduate courses. Salary plus benefits are provided.

Program Eligibility

The PREP is funded by a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by GSBS  and is designed to increase the training possibilities for those currently under-represented in biomedical science research as defined by the NIH. Currently, these include, but are not limited to, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities. In addition, applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents.

Application Deadline

The application period closes on March 1. Applications arriving after the due date will be considered by the admissions committee only if positions remain available. Opportunities are very limited and early inquiries are encouraged. Occasionally applications are accepted at times other than the normal period. Inquire with the PREP directly to determine if any positions are available. Admission is based on the application, references and interviews.

Contact Information

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program Maya Zakharia Tufts University School of Medicine Stearns 514 136 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02111 Phone: 617-636-6836