Post-Baccalaureate Program

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About PREP@UC Berkeley

The objective of UC Berkeley Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP@UC Berkeley) is to provide hands-on lab research training opportunities to recent B.Sc. graduates with limited research experience. The goal of the program is to prepare scholars for successful Graduate School application within a year.

Appointments in PREP@UC Berkeley will consist of 75% research in a dedicated mentor’s lab, and 25% professional development through seminars specific to PREP, workshops offered to graduate students more generally, and upper division or graduate coursework.

Program Structure

Scholars will receive:

  • Full stipend $31,000+ per year, plus full benefits for the duration of the one-year
  • Funds to travel to national/scientific conference
  • Professional development workshops
  • Program support for graduate school applications
  • Mentoring


  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Graduated or in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically-relevant science or engineering discipline, from an accredited U.S. college or university, no more than 36 months prior to applying to PREP, and are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  • Will apply to a Ph.D. program in a biomedically relevant science in the fall of their first year in PREP.

Program Duration: one year, June 2024 – May 2025

Application Deadline: April 2, 2024 at 8:59 p.m. PST

When applying, applicants should choose “Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program” from the list of programs. For more information, please check the PREP@UCB website.