Prepare for PhD: Earn While You Learn through IPREP

The Indiana University Purdue University Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (IPREP) prepares recent college graduates, who are students from underrepresented minority or disadvantaged populations, for admission to graduate programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. IPREP is funded through the National Institutes of Health and draws on the programmatic and research strengths of the major health and life sciences campus of IUPUI. Applicants applying to IPREP must be: United States citizens or permanent residents; Graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university who have completed an undergraduate science degree within 36 months of the program start date and cannot be currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program; Members of an underrepresented minority group (i.e. African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander), an individual with a disability and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background; and Interested in applying to a top quality Ph.D. graduate program. Training is provided in addictions neuroscience, biomedical engineering, clinical psychology, human performance and kinesiology, medical neuroscience, basic biomedical sciences (anatomy and cell biology, microbiology and infectious disease, musculoskeletal biology, pharmacology, and physiology) and other areas in biological behavior sciences toward the goal of matriculation into these graduate programs.

IPREP fellows will be provided a competitive salary of $27,200 – a twelve-months of paid-research experience while working with active faculty research mentors in an area relevant to the individual’s career interests, plus health insurance and other program benefits, including travel support to attend national scientific conferences. Application closing date is March 1st, 2018. For additional information about IPREP, contact or call 317-274-2877. On-line application is available at

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