The IMSD program at UMass Boston is a research-intensive, skill-building, and mentoring program with the goal of increasing diversity among PhD-level biomedical researchers.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Enrolled as full-time undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston with minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. Demonstrate a strong interest in research in the biomedical or behavioral sciences
  4. NOTE: Individuals who belong to a racial, ethnic, or other group underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply. A primary goal of IMSD is to increase the participation and success of such groups in the biomedical sciences.

The following materials must accompany this application, upload as .PDF or .doc:

  1. Your college transcript(s).
  2. Your resume.
  3. A concise Statement of Interest explaining your interest in biomedical sciences, your career goals, what you would like to gain from the IMSD program, and any talents or skills that you feel have made you successful in your academic career.
  4. Contact information for two references who will write you letters of recommendation, preferably from science professors. Letters are not required at this time. IMSD staff will contact your references after initial review of your application.

Create an Account and Apply Here

Once your full application is submitted, any follow up should be communicated with:

Claudia Heske IMSD Program Manager

IMSD Program Office, Wheatley-3-29

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston MA 02125


Applications will be reviewed as they are received

For questions, contact:
Claudia Heske, Program Manager: 617.287.6649
Rachel Skvirsky, Co-Director: 617.287.6617
Adán Colón-Carmona, Co-Director: 617.287.6680