STEP-UP Fellowships
2013 STEP-UP Fellows from all coordinating centers2013 STEP-UP Fellows with APS Staff (Brooke Bruthers, Melinda Lowy, and Marsha Matyas)2012 STEP-UP students from all centers2012 APS STEP-UP Fellows with Staff Members Brooke Bruthers and Melinda Lowy

The APS Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Fellowship provides hands-on summer research experiences for undergraduate students who are from groups underrepresented in science. The program helps students explore biomedical research careers and provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases.

For more information click on the links to the left:

  • About the Program: Provides background information on the program goals, objectives, and activities;
  • Application Information: Provides information on how to apply for the program, selection criteria, and program benefits and stipend;
  • Awardees: Meet the current and past APS STEP-UP Fellows!
  • Program Impacts: Provides information on the program evaluation and impacts;
  • Funding Sources: The STEP-UP program is supported by the APS and a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK). See the link at left and Resources below for more information.
  • Program Staff: Contact our staff with questions about the program.

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Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases homepage.

Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)

The STEP-UP program is a federally funded program designed to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas, especially engaging students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities.

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