Application and Eligibility


RISE Student Researchers are eligible for hourly pay of $15 per hour during their first two years at Stanislaus State whether they start as freshmen or transfers OR until the grant ends in March 2022 (whichever comes first). Students who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

Students who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

  1. Stanislaus State Admitted First-time Freshman or Second Year Student or First-time Transfer from targeted Community Colleges 
  2. First Generation (i.e. neither parents/guardians earned a baccalaureate degree or higher), or Hispanic/Underserved or low income
  3. Declared major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics or Undeclared with a Biology Interest

After their first two years on campus, students are considered “emeritus” Student Researchers, and are encouraged to attend RISE meetings, and are still eligible for conference registration and travel funding (as campus policies permit).

*Due to the university guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic, RISE research will be conducted with a hybrid (remote work and/or in person work) format dependent on the faculty.  Please reach out to individual faculty members to find out more about how their labs are moving forward with their research.*


New applicants can apply for Research and Immersion for STEM Excellence (RISE) at the beginning of each semester. Returning RISE Student Researchers do not need to reapply each semester. However, they should have their faculty mentors confirm their continued collaboration with RISE staff, and students must complete rehiring paperwork as well.

Applications are CLOSED for FALL 2021.