Msaada Nankumba presents his research on testing an outpatient detoxification protocol in a methadone agonist therapy program he conducted in the CLIMB PRO program.

Interested Student Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what to expect during your summer experience.

What is covered by the program?

What is the stipend?

$3,500, pre-tax.

The stipend is intended to cover your food costs and other expenses. UB does not offer a meal plan during the summer, so you will be responsible for purchasing your own food, aside from meals provided by the program. 

In addition, the program will purchase airline or train tickets for students who live 50 miles or more outside of Buffalo. 


CLIMB Students at Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds.

Is housing provided?

Students who live 50+ miles outside Buffalo will be eligible for on-campus housing.  You may choose to ship your linens (sheets/towels) here (which is the most economical option)—OR we can arrange to rent linens for you (this includes two sheets, a blanket, a pillow and pillowcase, one bath, hand, and face towel). Please let us know of any special needs you may have, and we will do our best to accommodate. Specific details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the start of the program.  

*Unfortunately, we are unable to cover housing costs for local residents of Buffalo, NY or those who opt to live in off-campus housing.


Application Questions

What is the application process like?

Students will submit their application through this site. Upon completion, you will receive an email containing your portal login information, which will contain directions on how to upload your application materials. We will begin our admission process several weeks after the submission deadline is reached. CLIMB UP utilizes a rolling admissions process, so you will be notified as soon as a decision has been made. 


CLIMB Students at Reinstein Woods.

Is there a minimum GPA requirement for admission?

No. In our review, we take into account experiences, motivation, grades, and future plans presented in the application. GPA is just one component of the entire review, so there is no minimum requirement. 


If my college/university's spring semester ends after the start date of the program, am I eligible to apply?

You are welcome to apply, as this situation will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


Program Details

How are students assigned to research labs for CLIMB UP?

When filling out your application, students will be able to enter your top three choices of research interest.  This will help us determine the faculty mentor to match you with. Use our "CLIMB UP Research Areas" tab to get an idea of a research topic.


What is the time commitment for CLIMB UP?

CLIMB UP is a 9-week summer research program.  Participants are required to work full-time in their assigned research lab during the entirety of the program and based on a scheduled agreed upon by you and your mentor. Additionally, students will participate in programmatic events including but not limited to -weekly workshops, lab skills course, and the end-of-program symposium. 


Downtown Buffalo.