Summary of NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Programs (PREP)

Richard Behringer, Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, compiled a summary of Postbaccalaureate Research Education Programs (PREP) funded by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences.  The summary document consolidates PREP program information from institutions across the country including salary, benefits, and application deadlines.

PREP awards encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant area of study to pursue a research-focused doctoral degree. PREP participants receive support to work as apprentice scientists in a mentor’s laboratory and participate in courses for skills development. This program is expected to strengthen the research skills and academic competitiveness of participants for pursuit of rigorous, research-focused doctoral degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in biomedical fields.