STEP-UP Fellowships
2015 STEP-UP Fellows from all coordinating centers2014 STEP-UP Fellows from all coordinating centers2013 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 provided hands-on summer research experiences for undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in science. The program helped students explore biomedical research careers and provided 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: Provided background information on the program goals, objectives, and activities;
  • Application Information: Provided information on how to apply for the program, selection criteria, and program benefits and stipend;
  • Awardees: Meet the past APS STEP-UP Fellows
  • Program Impacts: Provided information on the program evaluation and impacts;
  • Funding Sources: The STEP-UP program was 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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APS is no longer offering the STEP-UP Fellowships. For a complete list of past awardees, click here.


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

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