RISE Program Policies and
The RISE program Policies and
Standards, which discuss how students stay in good standing with the
program, are available
here. Evaluation and progression are discussed below.
Recommended Progression and
Assessment of RISE Ph.D. Students
To launch into a successful
scientific career, a doctoral student has to personally mature in a variety
of ways, complete degree requirements, and create the "Products" of science.
The MBRS-RISE Program wishes to work with students and mentors to assist our
students to create strong credentials. As a result, the program has created
a document detailing its "expectations"
for RISE Ph.D. student accomplishment.
General Program Evaluation
Throughout their studies,
students and mentors will provide feedback regarding their performance via
Fall and Spring online evaluations. In addition, RISE Ph.D. students
will be evaluated by the RISE Student Selection and Retention Committee
prior to the beginning of their third, fourth and fifth years of study, as
described above in the "expectations" document.
How Long are RISE Ph.D. Students Funded?
The federal government has dictated that RISE doctoral students can
receive a total of 5 years of graduate funding. If you have received
RISE funding as an M.S. students, this counts towards these 5 years.
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