UPR Cayey RISE Program

First Year Students

If you are a first or second year student at UPR-Cayey who is interested in learning about research, complete an application for the RISE Program


  • One semester of Biology (Biology 3033 or Biol 3009 )
  • Two letters of Recommendation from science professors or high school teachers:
  • Completed application
  • A copy of your High School Transcript *
  • A copy of your College Board Scores *

* Optional, but highly recommended

Applicants are considered at anytime. Come by the RISE Office and talk with Dr. Ross or Dr. Diaz.


  • Earn $325 per semester
  • Learn scientific literature skills in the Fall semester
  • Learn laboratory skills & techniques in the Spring semester
    Prepare and present a research proposal
  • Learn new techniques and how to conduct research
  • Participate in the Student Research Symposium presenting your results
  • Gain the respect of a mentor who can recommend you for more opportunities.

To Apply

Complete this application using one of the following alternatives:

  • Download the attached file. Complete the form and return via email the modified file to cayey.rise@upr.edu.
  • Down load the form and mail back the completed form to the RISE Program, 205 Barcelo Av., Cayey, PR 00736.
  • Or come by the RISE office located in the Old Science Buidling (MMM) room 206 for a copy.

See specific instructions for Application below in attachments area.

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