Undergraduate research is an important part of our life science majors’ educational experience. The opportunity to receive training as a research scientist through conducting original research provides a strong foundation in preparation for pursuing graduate school and research careers. The Life Sciences Student Support Fund serves to further the professional development of our student researchers through funding opportunities to support their attendance at scientific conferences and present their research findings. It  also serves to  financially assist students with aspects of the application process for graduate research programs.  A portion of the funds are available in the form of an emergency fund for our undergraduate students, should specific urgent financial needs arise. A limited number of stipends, up to $250 each, will be awarded. Students' financial situation will be taken into account in the award process.  

The stipend award is open to SAS Students who are declared Life Science majors (Biological Science (119), Cell Biology and Neuroscience (146), Genetics (447), and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (694)).

Students may apply for a stipend for one of the following:  

1) Offset the cost of attending in scientific conferences where students will present their research performed in the laboratory of Rutgers-NB life science faculty.

2) Financially assist with aspects of the application process for graduate programs in the life sciences (health professions programs are not covered). 

3) Emergency funding for specific urgent financial need that may arise for our students.


To submit an application for a stipend award, please use the Life Sciences Student Support Application Portal and complete the requested information.

Please note that additional supplementary materials may be requested before finalizing the award. These may  include, but are not limited to, a copy of submitted abstract  and confirmation of students' attendance/presentation at the meeting or confirmation of Research faculty member's support of meeting attendance. 


Award notification:  Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after submitting an application to meet briefly to complete the process.