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CLIMB UP Application

Note to 2018 Applicants:

You will receive completion status updates in the form of an email as applications are processed.
Acceptance letters will BEGIN being sent in late February. Continue to monitor your emails, as our admission process is gradual and based on rate of acceptances/declinations. We appreciate your patience.

The deadline is February 1, 2018 (11:59PM, Eastern Time).

You will need to submit the following materials to apply to CLIMB UP.

  2. Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals (in online application, or you may also email this part to
  3. Please forward a copy of your most recent CV or resume to
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) should be e-mailed directly to the program at We strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment specifically about your experience in research.

    Please ask your referees to include in the subject line: your last name followed by a colon, and the words "CLIMB UP rec" (example, Smith:CLIMB UP rec)
  5. Please forward us a copy of your latest academic transcript, preferably by e-mail to; unofficial copies are encouraged. Upon your acceptance into the program, we would request that you have your official transcript sent to us directly from your college or university.

    If it is necessary for you to send the transcript via regular mail, send to:

    Liz Marshall
    CLIMB UP Program Coordinator
    University at Buffalo
    35 Biomedical Education Building
    3435 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14214