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G-RISE @ NMSU is supported by NIH T32 GM148394 grant to Principal Investigators Dr. Jessica P. Houston and Dr. Charles Shuster.
The federal agency specifies the following goals for RISE(NIH PAR-21-026):  “The goal of the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical graduate training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the biomedical research enterprise.”
G-RISE @NMSU is a rigorous research and professional training program for graduate students who seek to become highly competitive biomedical researchers. Students accepted into the program are awarded research assistantships, tuition, and health insurance as well as supplies and travel. Competitive applications require a record of scholarly and professional achievement, excellent academic standing, and full-time NMSU matriculation in a PhD degree program in a biomedical or behavioral science field. Students must work on their research under the direct supervision of a RISE Graduate Faculty Mentor.
Applications are reviewed by the committee of Advisory Board members and experienced RISE mentors. A mentor training plan for student degree completion within five years or less from the time of graduate enrollment is a required component of the application for PhD students.
In compliance with NIH requirements (NIH PAR-21-026): "The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship, training period, and aggregate duration of support are available in the NIH Grants Policy Statement. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. Appointments are normally made in 12-month increments, and no trainee may be appointed for less than 9 months during the initial period of appointment, except with prior approval of the NIH awarding unit.  Use of training grant support in the first three years of graduate research training is strongly encouraged to provide maximum flexibility in the participation in courses, laboratory rotations, professional development, and cohort-building activities. The G-RISE program is not intended for health-professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in research training. Predoctoral trainees must be enrolled in a program leading to a Ph.D. in a biomedical discipline."
Any questions? Contact the G-RISE Office at (575) 646-5726