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For general information on program policies, applications, and submission requirements, contact the MORE staff indicated on the specific funding opportunity announcement. For information about existing awards on the following institutional grants: MARC U-STAR; MBRS IMSD, RISE, and SCORE; and Bridges to the Future Programs, contact the program staff listed below (in alphabetical order assigned by state).

Program Director Contact Information Assigned States
(for existing awards)
Assigned Programs (for specific program policies)
Shawn Drew, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina NIGMS Individual Predoctoral Kirschstein-NRSA Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards
Clifton A. Poodry, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah, Washington Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA)
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)
Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin MBRS Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program
MBRS Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program
Shiva P. Singh, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
California Research on Interventions that Promote Research Careers
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
Adolphus Toliver, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico (Medical Sciences Campus, Ponce Medical School, UPR Cayey, Pontifical Catholic University, Universidad Central del Caribe, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico) MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards
MARC Predoctoral Fellowships
MARC Faculty Senior Fellowships
MARC Ancillary Training Activities Grants
Jermelina Tupas, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
Bridges to the Doctorate Program
Hinda Zlotnik, Ph.D. E-mail:
Tel: 301-594-3900
Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, Puerto Rico (UPR Humacao, Mayaguez, and Rio Piedras; Universidad del Este), Tennessee, Virgin Islands MBRS Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Program
Kentucky Grant Writing Program
This page last updated November 19, 2008