Post-Baccalaureate (PREP) Programs

Post-baccalaureate (“post-bac”) describes programs designed to help a recent college graduate better transition into a professional school. For students who are still figuring out whether graduate school is the right path for them, or want to enhance their research experience knowing it will improve their competitiveness, post-bac programs are exceptional in preparing students with rigorous curricula and push them to articulating what they’ve learned and how they’ve grown from the experience. If you are curious to hear about any post-bac experiences, do not hesitate to send us an email! We are happy to connect you with a Científico Latino representative who can address your questions.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)

University of Alabama at Birmingham PREP Scholar's Program 

Description: A unique, 1-2 year training opportunity for students seeking graduate degrees in biomedical or behavioral science

Deadline: 3/15/19


Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Arizona State University PREP

Description: A post-baccalaureate training program for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who have recently completed the baccalaureate degree

Deadline: 3/31/19


University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program at UC Davis

Description: A one-year program aimed at preparing students from underrepresented groups to succeed in PhD programs in the biomedical sciences

Deadline: 2/15/19


University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

University of California Santa Cruz Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP)

Description: To provide individuals from underrepresented groups who have recently obtained their baccalaureate degrees with intensive research experience

Deadline: 4/1/19


Yale University (New Haven, CT)

NIH-PREP (Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

Description: A NIH-funded internship program for recent bachelor’s degree recipients to gain the research skills and academic credentials to become competitive applicants to, and successful students in, highly selective doctoral programs

Deadline: 2/28/19


University of Georgia (Athens, GA) 


Description: work closely with recent post-baccalaureate students to provide them with the skills necessary to excel in biomedical graduate training programs

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)


Description: a post-baccalaureate research education program that will provide recent graduates from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical fields with a highly structured and customized program of career development activities, seminars, coursework, GRE preparation and laboratory research experiences designed to enhance the participants' qualifications for graduate school

Deadline: 2/28/19


Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)

Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience-PREP

Description: A one-year program that provides enhanced research training, academic support, and a $27,200 stipend for post-baccalaureate students who are planning to apply to PhD programs in biomedical research

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

PREP Program

Description: Designed to provide mentoring, research skills, coursework and a positive learning environment to recent post-baccalaureate students, who intend to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical science

Deadline: 3/31/19


Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN)

Indiana University-Purdue University Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP)

Description: Prepares recent college graduates, who are students from underrepresented minority or disadvantaged populations, for admission to graduate programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS)

PREP Program

Description: Provides mentored research experiences and training to assist recently graduated students with preparing for graduate school in a science-related field

Deadline: 4/15/19


John Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD)

School of Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program

Description: Scholars will conduct hypothesis-driven research, participate in weekly lab meetings and department seminars, and present research posters at our summer research celebration, two vibrant PhD program retreats, and a national meeting of their choice

Deadline: 2/15/19


University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD)

Science Training for Advancing Biomedical Research Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (STAR-PREP)

Description: A 1-year mentored research training program designed to encourage and prepare recent baccalaureate graduates coming from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences for successful entry into a top-notch graduate program

Deadline: 4/1/19


Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

GSAS Research Scholar Initiative post-baccalaureate program

Description: Research scholars work with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participate in professional development seminars, and receive GRE preparation support


Tufts University (Boston, MA)

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Internship

Description: Offers one or two year research apprenticeships for recent graduates who are interested in pursuing research careers in the biomedical sciences

Deadline: 3/31/19


University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA) 

PREP Program

Description: Encourages students of underrepresented groups who hold recent baccalaureate degrees to pursue doctorates in biomedical sciences

Deadline: 4/15/19


MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Cambridge, MA)

Research Scholars Program in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Description: a two-year funded non-degree post-baccalaureate program for outstanding recent college graduates who plan to pursue a research career in neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience.

Deadline: 3/1/19


Novartis (Cambridge, MA)

Postbaccalaureate Scholars - Gateways to Graduate Schools

Description: 2-year experience at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is designed to provide research training opportunities for highly talented students from historically underserved communities, to gain research experience and increase their competitiveness for top biomedical PhD and MD/PhD programs. 

Deadline: 1/31/19


University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI)

PREP Program

Description: A 1-year program designed to help participants strengthen their candidacy for admission to the nation's strongest biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs

Deadline: 3/31/19


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, MN)

PREP Program

Description: An experience in basic and translational research for recent college graduates

Deadline: 5/1/19


Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) - Extensive Study Program

Description: A year-long program designed for recent graduates offering the opportunity for research experience and more mentoring prior to entering a graduate program.

Deadline: 2/1/19


University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO) 

MU Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program  

Description: Provides opportunities for members of groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who hold a bachelor's degree to obtain individualized professional development and academic/ professional preparation before entering a PhD program

Deadline: 3/1/19


Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY)

PREP at Einstein

Description: To encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and who have recently obtained their baccalaureate degrees to earn a Ph.D. degree in biomedically relevant sciences

Deadline: 3/1/19


Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY)

PREP Program

Description: Provides individualized mentoring, coursework, the development of strong laboratory research skills, and a supportive learning environment for post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training and research careers in biomedicine

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (Rochester, NY)

PREP Program

Description: Designed to encourage underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in the biomedically relevant sciences, to pursue a research doctorate, and to prepare these trainees for careers as outstanding research scientists and leaders in the biomedical community

Deadline: 5/1/19


Wake Forest University Health Sciences (Winston-Salem, NC) 

PREP Program

Description: To provide 1-2 years of research, coursework and GRE preparation to students under-represented in seeking the PhD for careers in research in the biomedical sciences


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)


Description: Students who have recently completed their Bachelor’s degree spend one year on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill gaining and strengthening skills needed for entry and success in top-tiered PhD programs

Deadline: 2/15/19


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH)


Description: Designed to support recent underrepresented minority college graduates who plan to pursue research doctoral degrees and careers in biomedical research

Deadline: 3/15/19


Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Discovery Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

Description: One year program also provides comprehensive professional development experiences and workshops to strengthen professional skills in order to excel in research and graduate school

Deadline: 3/1/19


Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR)

Neuroscience Post-Baccalaureate Initiative

Description: a collaborative effort between the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Vollum Institute, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, and is aimed at providing sustained research experience and skills development for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Post-Baccalaureate Studies program

Description: a unique opportunity to prepare for graduate study, enhance your learning or get ahead in your career by enrolling in courses that you choose at Penn.

Deadline: 5/1/19


University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

PennPREP Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program

Description: offers a one-to- two-year research experience for students who have completed college and are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Pittsburg (Pittsburg, PA)

Hot Metal Bridge Post-Bac Program

Description: This two-semester post-baccalaureate fellowship program is designed to help talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in their academic disciplines, including first-generation graduate students and those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program

Deadline: 4/1/19


Brown University (Providence, RI)

Brown Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

Description: program specifically addresses the critical transition into, and successful completion of doctoral training programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences by improving participants’ academic credentials, enhancing research skills and building confidence in their abilities to successfully matriculate and complete a Ph.D. program

Deadline: 2/28/19


University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) 


Description: Seeks to increase the level of qualified minority applicants to our graduate programs by offering minority students the opportunity to work for a year in a biomedical research laboratory while preparing for Graduate School in the biomedical sciences


Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)


Description: Provides a one-year intensive research and professional development program for individuals with a keen interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences

Deadline: 4/1/19


Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)


Description: Help under-represented college graduates prepare for biomedical Ph.D. study

Deadline: 3/15/19


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

Virginia Tech PREP

Description: Supports students through individualized mentoring, foundation coursework, innovative research, and professional development essential to success in graduate school and competitive doctoral programs

Deadline: 3/1/19


University of Washington (Seattle, WA)


Description: To bring underrepresented and disadvantaged students to UW for one year, following their graduation with a baccalaureate degree to facilitate their subsequent enrollment into graduate school in the biomedical sciences

Deadline: 2/1/19


National institute of Health (Rockville, MD)


Description: provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH

Deadline: Rolling admissions


Broad Institute (Cambridge, MA)


Description: An innovative, two-year post-baccalaureate program run jointly by the Broad Diversity, Education and Outreach initiative and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience 

Deadline: 1/25/19


Columbia University (New York, NY)

Bridge to the Ph.D. Program in STEM

Description: an intensive research, academic, and mentoring experience for post-baccalaureates seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and to prepare for the transition into graduate school. It is intended for applicants interested in astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, economics, engineering*, physics, and psychology.

Deadline: 4/1/19