Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Fellowship

Back Row: Kirolos Abdel and Raquel Rose
Middle Row: Christina Roman, Stacy-Ann Robinson, Abigail Hintermeister, Kevin Chavez and Neville Bethel
Front Row: Dara Bobb-Semple
, Shazeeda Koonjan, Laura Menocal, Cynthia Okot-Kotber, Deborah Kim and Dr. Dan Moloney


1) Increase the number of Ph.D. scientists from underrepresented minority groups who are engaged in biomedical research. These minority groups traditionally include African Americans, Latin/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans with tribal affiliation, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands (Guam, Samoa, Hawaii, etc.)

2) Strengthen science curricula and student research opportunities at institutions with substantial minority enrollments in order to prepare minority students for research careers.

  • entering or current full-time junior or senior undergraduate student at Stony Brook
  • committed to pursue a Ph.D.
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • member of an underrepresented group
  • United States citizen or permanent resident
Program Benefits
  • funds toward tuition, fees and insurance
  • stipend
  • work in a research laboratory for academic credit
  • attend a national scientific meeting

Fellowship Responsibilities
  • take a Responsible Conduct of Research course
  • maintain a B or better average
  • work a minimum of 10 - 15 hours per week in a research laboratory
  • take the GRE, prepare for and apply to a graduate Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. program

MARC application - We are not accepting applications at this time; please check back in April 2015. Please contact Joan Kiely if you are interested in applying for next Summer 2015.

Professor Joan Kiely
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
092 Life Sciences Building
Zip 5233



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