RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) is a nationally acclaimed 10 week summer research program for outstanding undergraduates. Scholars participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research. RiSE alumni have an outstanding record of success, receive fee waivers to apply to Rutgers graduate programs, and are eligible for prestigious graduate fellowships valued up to $100,000!

If you are a high-achieving student, passionate about research, and considering graduate school, then RiSE may be for you. By applying to RiSE, you can opt to be automatically be considered for our sister National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) and other programs at Rutgers.

We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.