BUILD Program

Innovation and academic excellence are key to training the next generation of doctors, researchers and scientists. That's why Wayne State is proud to be part of ReBUILDetroit, a partnership between three Detroit institutions supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its national BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program. This nationwide program is committed to ensuring that students from all backgrounds receive support during their educational experience and as they pursue biomedical careers.

ReBUILDetroit at Wayne State University provides participating students, known as President M. Roy Wilson BUILD Scholars, with hands-on research training, guided career development, and access to a network of elite faculty mentors and renowned scientists. This unique program helps students develop and cultivate the skills needed to excel in college and beyond. Many students are also in the Honors College.  ReBUILDetroit focuses on teaching, research and biomedical innovation that result in superior academic performance, higher graduation rates, decreased time to earn a degree and exciting career opportunities in cutting-edge, innovative biomedical research.​

What are the benefits of being a BUILD Scholar? 

  • Part of a national, diverse community of research scholars
  • Participate in cutting-edge research and field experiences with world-renowned faculty mentors
  • Pre-college, summer, graduate school and career-preparedness institutes and credit-bearing courses
  • Cross-institutional network of experts, faculty and scholars
  • Learning communities and peer mentors
  • Experience Detroit

Visit reBUILDetroit for more information on the BUILD Scholar experience.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are open. 

Apply here

Learn more about initiatives from the Office of Scientific Training, Workforce Development and Diversity.

For faculty mentors: 

Each mentor is allocated $500/scholar to be used toward the cost of supplies/services associated with the research project. Please use this form to submit your request.

For more information on the program expectations for scholars, supply funds and key dates of the 2019 ReBUILDetroit Summer Research Experience, click here

ReBUILDetroit mentors with questions can contact

BUILD in the news

Learn more about BUILD in Wayne State the Magazine's feature on addressing health equity in Detroit.

reBUILDetroit featured in MichBio publication, BioMatters, Fall 2016 edition on building STEM talent in Michigan.

Additional news and events on the reBUILDetroit consortium website.

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