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IPREP: The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program






Program Benefits

Eligibility & Financial Support 

Targeted Programs

IPREP Fellows

Academic Enrichment & Program

Key Personnel

How to Apply



IUPUI Graduate Office

PREP for Graduate School with IPREP

Thinking of a career in biomedical sciences, but not sure how to get there? Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis can help. The Indiana University-Purdue University Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP) prepares recent college graduates, who are students from underrepresented minority or disadvantaged populations, for admission to graduate programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

IPREP is funded through the National Institutes of Health and draws on the programmatic and research strengths of the major health and life sciences campus of IUPUI. Training is provided in addictions neuroscience, biomedical engineering, clinical psychology, human performance and kinesiology, medical neuroscience, basic biomedical sciences (anatomy and cell biology, microbiology and infectious disease, musculoskeletal biology, pharmacology, and physiology) and other areas in biological behavior sciences toward the goal of matriculation into these graduate programs.

The long-term goal of IPREP is to improve diversity in the community of graduate students and faculty for these five targeted Ph.D. programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Application opens December 1st 2016. Please note, application submission must be submitted before March 1st, 2017. Click here: To Apply.

IPREP is supported through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences program, grant number 1R25GM109432.

Earn While You Learn
IPREP fellows earn a competitive salary of $27,200 and receive health insurance and benefits. Fellows are eligible for travel funds to attend national scientific conferences.

Who Can Participate?
To be considered for the program, eligibility criteria includes: Eligibility & Financial support.
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • A post-baccalaureate who has completed an undergraduate science degree (within 36 months of the program start date) and not currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program
  • A member of an underrepresented minority group (i.e. African- American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander) and/or individual with a disability, and/or an individual from an economically disadvantaged background
  • Interested in applying to a top quality Ph.D. program in Addictions Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Human Performance and Kinesiology, Medical Neuroscience, Basic Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Musculoskeletal Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology) and Other Areas in Biological Behavior Sciences
When Does the Program Take Place?
IPREP is a one-year program. The program begins in June each year. Review of applications begin in March, and applications are accepted until all positions are filled.
(IUPUI) Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program

David B. Burr, Ph.D., Program Director
Dominique M. Galli, Ph.D., Associate Program Director
Rafael E. Bahamonde, Ph.D., Faculty Liaison Coordinator
Kim Nguyen, Ed.D., Coordinator of Recruitment for IPREP
Janice S. Blum, Ph.D., Coordinator of Graduate School Preparation and Application Activities
Michele J. Hansen, Ph.D., Internal Program Evaluator
Ann Kimble-Hill, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

E-mail: IPREP@iupui.edu

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