Frequently Asked Questions about PREP
To be eligible for participation the KU PREP program, you must...
- be a U.S. citizen or legal resident,
- have received a bachelor's degree within the last three years, and
- intend to attend graduate school in a science-related field.
Consistent with KU’s Policy on Diversity of the Student Body, the purpose of the PREP program is to achieve greater participation from students from underrepresented groups in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of this country; consequently, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups (e.g., economically disadvantaged, first generation, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.
If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact the PREP program coordinator.
A mentor is a KU or KU affiliated faculty member who can provide a research lab for a PREP student. Because your mentor shapes your research experience, the program coordinator is available to help you identify potential faculty mentors that fit your research interests and career goals. A list of relevant departmental websites is available here as a mentor search starting point.
For more information, please contact:
Lynn S. Villafuerte
1002A Haworth Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534