Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program

Website: Kennedy Krieger Institute


Kennedy Krieger Institute is now accepting applications for three programs developed as part of its Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program. These programs are funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are designed to provide educational opportunities for students.  Students who are members of underrepresented populations (as defined by the federal government, are strongly encouraged to apply! 

For more information about these programs, including program activities and how to apply, please click on the links below.

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. Through this program, university partners from across the nation will offer learning opportunities for these students, both at a local and national level.

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.  Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.

The Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS program provides students with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development. Students participate in the PLLUSS Program full time for 8 weeks in the summer and 150 hours during the academic year. 

Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
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  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
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