PREP FAQ

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for participation the KU PREP program, you must...

  • be a U.S. citizen or legal resident,
  • have received a bachelor's degree within the last three years, and
  • intend to attend graduate school in a science-related field.

 

Consistent with KU’s Policy on Diversity of the Student Body, the purpose of the PREP program is to achieve greater participation from students from underrepresented groups in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of this country; consequently, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups (e.g., economically disadvantaged, first generation, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.

If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact the PREP program coordinator.

What are some of the activities that I will participate in as a PREP student?

In addition to providing students with a mentored research experience and supplemental coursework, PREP also provided personalized academic counseling, assistance selecting and applying to graduate programs, local presentation opportunities, travel support to attend national meetings, and other opportunities to enhance research and academic skills.

 

How do I select a mentor?

A mentor is a KU or KU affiliated faculty member who can provide a research lab for a PREP student. Because your mentor shapes your research experience, the program coordinator is available to help you identify potential faculty mentors that fit your research interests and career goals. A list of relevant departmental websites is available here as a mentor search starting point.

If you are a faculty member that is interested in hosting a postbaccalaureate student in your laboratory, please contact the PREP program coordinator.

Other questions?

For more information, please contact:

Lynn S. Villafuerte
Program Coordinator
1002A Haworth Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
(785)864-3641
lynnsv@ku.edu


PREP News

Best Wishes to the following PREP Scholars who will be entering Ph.D. Programs in the Fall of 2014!

Randi Cheatham - Child and Adolescent Psychology, Florida International University

Maureen Connolly - Geography, University of Wisconsin

Simon Kelow - Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania

Jessica Lackey - Environmental and Natural Resources, University of Minnesota

Diana Medina - Immunology, University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus

Isaac Nzuki - Psychology, Southern Illinois University

Sarena Senegal - Chemistry, University of Kansas

Science Career Path

Science Career Path (SCP) is an online resource to help students learn more about graduate study and career opportunities in science and mathematics. This mentoring system contains videos with a variety of perspectives and advice to answer questions you might have in your own career path.

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