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About Our Programs

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BBSP is an umbrella admissions portal into 14 biomedical Ph.D. program and a first-year training program for these PhD students.

UNC PREP Postbacc

PREP equips student to gain and strengthen skills needed for entry and success in top-tiered biomedical PhD programs.

SOLAR Summer Research

The Summer of Learning and Research provides an 8-/10-week intensive experience designed to prepare UR students for graduate research and careers in science.



The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development provides academic, community, and professional support for UR students to succeed in PhD completion and in the biomedical workforce.


Training Initiatives in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences provides career coaching, workshops, networking events, internships, and other career development opportunities to enhance student success.

Student Affinity Groups

At Carolina, we hope that our students bring their full selves to enrich our campus and research climate, and these student groups (and others) provide resources and support for diverse identities.

Additional Programs of Interest:

BBSP Application Fee Scholarship

Application fee scholarships are available to cover the application fee for students from populations historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. These scholarships are distinct from the fee waivers available via the UNC Graduate School. To be considered for a fee scholarship, please complete the Fee Scholarship Eligibility survey. This survey should be completed prior to submission of your BBSP application and prior to the final deadline to apply… the earlier the better. Each submission must be reviewed manually, so it may take a few business days for you to receive a response about your eligibility for a fee scholarship. For questions or additional info, please contact the Director of Diversity Affairs. 

Student Identity Groups & Resources

We want students to bring their full selves to graduate school. Here are some, but not all, of the resources that students of different identities have available.

Living in the Triangle

Our area of NC has a lot to offer. We have access to both nature and big cities, and both the mountains and the beaches are just a few hours away. On the map below, you can find out more about where our students live, what they like to do, and where they like to eat. See our page on Living in the Triangle for more information.


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