Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons
(STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and
supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute
of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health.
The overall goal of NIDDK's Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science
research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. STEP-UP is particularly interested in increasing the participation of students from backgrounds
underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented
racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities.
To accomplish this goal, the STEP-UP provides research education grants to seven institutions to coordinate three
High School STEP-UPs and four Undergraduate STEP-UPs that provides eligible students with ten to twelve weeks of summer research
experience and training opportunities. The program culminates with an all expense paid trip to the Annual STEP-UP Scientific Research
Symposium in August.
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How Do I Apply?
Applications for admission will be accepted through our Online Application System.
Visit the High School STEP-UP or the Undergraduate STEP-UP for additional information and specific
Key Dates for
Online Application Opens
Application Deadline / Application Closes
Delia L. Houseal, PhD, MPH
II Democracy Plaza, Room 904, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892