Skip to main content
Education / Graduate Education / PREP Program / Financial Support & Application Process

SURF capstone 3 cropFinancial Support

  • Scholars will be employees of the University of Cincinnati. They will have the title of "Visiting Scholar".  The appointment will be for one year only
  • The salary will be $29,000 for the full calendar year (June 1 to May 31st) plus health benefits
  • As Scholars will be paid a salary (rather than a stipend), their compensation will be taxable
  • Scholars are expected to pay for accommodation and other living expenses out of their salary
  • Tuition for required classes will be paid for by the PREP program
    Trey Lampley in the lab


The Application Process

  • Applications will be submitted online. To submit an application you will need: (i) A copy of your transcripts. (ii) Three reference letters. (iii) An essay describing why you are interested in entering a doctoral (PhD) program, how you think having a PhD would influence your career path, and why you think you need, and will benefit from, a year in a PREP program. (iv) A completed application form. Further details will be posted soon
  • The online application portal will open on December 1st for admission to the program starting the following June
  • No applications will be accepted after March 12th
  • Applications will be reviewed and offers of positions will be made on a first come first served basis. The top candidates will be interviewed by the Program Directors by videoconference in February-March.  Offers will be extended to candidates in March-April.
    Website finances and application

Post Application Process

  • Once PREP Scholars have been accepted into the program, they will work with the Program Directors to identify their top choice of mentors
  • Each Scholar will then interview with potential mentors by videoconference. The interviews will result in a mutual agreement between the Scholar and two mentors for the scholar to rotate in the mentors' labs
  • Scholars will arrive in Cincinnati for a June 1 start date
  • Weeks 1-2 will consist of orientation activities, preparation of individual development plans and an intensive lab course
  • During weeks 3-6 Scholars will spend two weeks working in the labs of their top mentor choices. By week 7 they will pick a mentor and start their year-long research project



Contact Us

Office of Graduate Education

Medical Sciences Building
Room 1654
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670548
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0548

Mail Location: 0548
Phone: 513-558-7341