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Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program

The Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) program initially launched in 2015 with a $3 million First in the World FIPSE Grant from the United States Department of Education. Each year up to 250 first-time, first-year undergraduate students are randomly selected for the program. To be eligible students must qualify as low income, be a first-generation college student, or be a member of a historically minoritized community.

By participating in the program, students engage in a variety of interventions that include: (1) curricular innovation (first-year seminars, collaborative learning workshops, research seminars), (2) mentored research experiences on and off campus, (3) holistic advising and mentoring, and (4) community-building programs and service learning experiences. The RAM Program has proven the effectiveness of these interventions through its impressive retention and 4-year graduation rates at Farmingdale State College.


Interested in joining the RAM Program?

Apply Now To Become a RAM Affiliate!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program.

To learn more about our program and the requirements to apply please click the link below.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email the RAM Program 

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Welcome to the RAMily

August 2, 2023

Meet the Newest Member of the RAM Team!


RAM Program Events

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Last Modified 8/30/23