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Minority Biomedical Research Support Benefits

Program Description

The Minority Biomedical Research Support Program increases the number of researchers who are members of minority groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. MBRS awards grants to 2- or 4-year colleges, universities, and health professional schools with substantial enrollments of minorities. These grants support research by faculty members, strengthen the institutions' biomedical research capabilities, and provide opportunities for students to work as part of a research team. MBRS has three components:

1) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
2) Support of Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE)
3) Initiative for Minority Student Development (IMSD)

General Program Requirements

Program trainees must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For application forms and instructions for all three components, please visit:

Program Contact Information

For additional information on RISE, please visit:

For additional information on SCORE, please visit:

For additional information on IMSD, please visit: