Welcome to the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program at the University of Arizona (PREP @ UAZ)

Program overview

  • Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program at the University of Arizona (PREP @ UAZ) seeks to provide American Indian/Alaskan Native students with a rigorous research and educational program that honors Indigenous perspectives and nurtures a strong sense of well-being and belonging. This program enhances the confidence and success of participants and their matriculation into strong biomedical PhD programs and subsequently increase the diversity of PhD-level scientists.
  • Upon completion of PREP students attain a Graduate certificate, Foundations for Biomedical Science PhDs Serving Indigenous Cultures. 
  • Up to 13 units of graduate-level coursework earned toward this certificate are transferrable towards the requirements of other graduate degree programs at the University of Arizona
  • Participants are engaged in 75% mentored research and 25% professional development.  
  • The program provides a salary of $27,200, health benefits, tuition and academic fees.
  • The program will not be accepting applications for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Program activities

  • Research
  • Coursework
  • Professional development
  • Financial support
  • Social and team building experiences

PREP @ UAZ People


Tucson, Arizona