Apply to a Program
If you were unable to attend or watch an Info Session, the basic information presented is available on this website. To guide you through the application timeline, learn more about being a BUILD trainee, and guidance with the online application, please read through the sections below and click on the topic links. Email us at BUILD.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thursday Feb 3, 2022 04:00 – 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the BUILD, RISE, and LSAMP Application Elements. Join the staff from BUILD, RISE, and LSAMP as they provide an overview of the application to students who are applying to these programs. Students from the program(s) will share tips for requesting a letter of recommendation, approaching faculty to work in their lab, and answering other questions that applicants may have about ways to strengthen their application and statement.
You can watch a recording of a previous Information Session in the above video. These sessions provide information about the programs CSULB BUILD, LSAMP, McNair Scholars, MARC U*STAR, MMUF, OURS Connects, RISE, and UROP. You can find application and additional information for the other research programs by visiting the Info Session web page. Information Sessions are held multiple times a year during the fall and spring semesters between October and February for one hour.
|October||First Fall Information Session|
|November||Applications Open / Second Fall Information Session|
|January/February||Spring Information Sessions / Application Due February 21, 2022.|
|March||Interviews tentatively scheduled for early March. Schedules can vary by Program and College; applicants will be notified by email of schedule changes.|
|June||BUILD Scholars and Fellows Programs Begin|
Students need to be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident interested in pursuing graduate studies and a career in health-related research. Students must be a full-time undergraduate student at CSULB at the start of the program & have between 1 – 4 semesters remaining before CSULB graduation as of June. All qualified applicants are considered, & we strongly encourage applications from students from groups traditionally under represented in the health-related research workforce, such as first-generation college students, those with financial need, members of racial/ethnic minority groups, students with a disability, and students who have encountered life experiences or challenges that can contribute to the diverse perspectives needed in health-related research.
Information for Prospective Students
- Application Elements: Find out exactly what you will need for your application.
- Find a BUILD Faculty Mentor: Search the Mentor Directory to find research mentor in your field of interest.
- BUILD Scholars Program: An overview of the BUILD Scholars program.
- BUILD Fellows Program: An overview of the BUILD Fellows program.
- What is Research? This page explores and explains the different types of research.
- FAQs about a Ph.D.: Frequently asked questions about a Ph.D.
- FAQs for Applicants: Frequently asked questions for potential BUILD applicants.