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Department of Chemistry



  • Paid "hands-on" research training opportunities while working in research laboratories at Morgan State University or at outside collaborating institutions.
  • Paid travel to conferences.
  • Mentorship in research and career path.
  • Assistance with the preparation of graduate school applications.
  • Networking opportunities
  • Publications


  • Summer and academic year workshops to help craft research skills, science identity, and learn about career opportunities
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct Training
  • Structured training in scientific writing skills (Mandated course are BIOL 450 and 451)
  • Weekly research seminars during the academic year, highlighting influential research professionals from various biomedical backgrounds.
  • Opportunities to present research findings throughout the academic year.


  • Work 15 hours/week during the academic year and 40 hours/ week during the summer.
  • During senior apply to at least five PhD programs
  • Take GRE the summer before applying to graduate schools


  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Attend and present research findings to at least one scientific conferences
  • Attend all RISE activities including interdisciplinary seminars
  • First year RISE scholars must attend the summer research training program at Morgan
  • RISE fellows must apply to at least five summer internships