User:Steven J. Koch/2009 UNM PREP

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The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA is accepting applications for their NIH-funded Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP). This program funds under-represented minority students for a year of on-campus research, intended to bolster their applications to graduate Ph.D. programs in bioscience research. The KochLab at UNM has hosted one PREP fellow, Diego Ramallo Pardo, who is now in the Stanford Biophysics Ph.D. program.

UNM now has an official website for this program. Please visit the website for latest information.

Previous (old) Interim announcement

The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP) is now taking applications for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a recipient of a Bachelor’s degree within the 36 months prior to

the time of acceptance into PREP with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0).

  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and a member of a group found

to be under-represented in biomedical research, including Hispanic, Native American/American Indian, African-American, native of the US Pacific Islands, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds arising from social, cultural, economic, or educationally-challenged backgrounds.

  • Demonstrate commitment to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical research


  • Have relatively little or no research laboratory experience; or will

be changing research fields between their BS and Ph.D. courses.

  • Be willing to participate in a one year paid group training program

that is designed to enhance their research education and career development.

To apply please go to the unmjobs website (url: and search for posting number 0801122.

For additional information, please contact Patty Bañuelos, PREP Program Coordinator, at or visit room 253 Castetter Hall.

Thank you very much and Have a Great Day.

Best Regards,

Patty Bañuelos

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