Talia_LabSUPER Grad (Summer Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers Graduate) is a diversity fellowship program that awards competitive first-year graduate funding to outstanding alumni of the Rutgers summer undergraduate research programs. Alumni of the RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) at Rutgers program and partner summer programs are automatically eligible for consideration if they are admitted by a Rutgers graduate program.

Talia M. Planas-Fontánez, a summer 2014 RiSE Scholar and currently a 1st year JGPT graduate student, was awarded a SUPER Grad fellowship this year. Says Talia, “RiSE gave me the opportunity to obtain experience and training in a research-intensive university and helped me improve the skills needed for graduate study. Today, I am a first year Rutgers graduate student […] interested in studying immune responses and toxicological effects on neural activity.”

Read more about the program here.