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Fayetteville State University Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (FSU-RISE) is a project federally-funded by the National Institute of Health and Human Services (NIHHS) with the overall goal to increase the number of well-prepared FSU biology, chemistry and psychology minority students entering biomedical and behavioral research. 

The Program

A division of the Department of Biological Sciences, FSU-RISE offers opportunities for faculty, staff and students to engage in professional development and creative scientific research.

Proven Success

With proven success in helping students achieve their career goals, more than 75% of FSU-RISE Scholars have been granted admissions to graduate study following graduation from Fayetteville State University. >> Read More

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FSU-RISE: An Opportunity of a Lifetime. >> Apply Now! 

Summer Enrichment Program(SEP): A program to give you a head start on college courses and experiences. >> Apply Now!



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Fifteen scholars participated in the 2013 Summer Enrichment Program sponsored by the FSU-RISE & ISAS programs during the month of July. >> Read More


FSU-RISE ScholarsRISE scholars receive extensive hands-on research training in the FSU-RISE Program in preparation for competitive entry into graduate school. >> Read More


For Your Information


Fayetteville State University
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (FSU-RISE) Program

1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 29301
Lyons Science Bldg. Room 312-A

Phone: 910.672.1081
Fax: 910.672.2152

Students and Professor

Dr. James Raynor, Director


Affiliated Programs


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