Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Training Program for students entering UM as a STEM field major.  All HHMI scholars have the opportunity to take special research-based courses and are provided with paid research experiences during the academic year and summer.  Applicants must be students majoring in a STEM field.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Training Program FOR BRIDGE STUDENTS TRANSFERRING FROM MIAMI DADE COLLEGE. Miami Dade College (MDC) students who successfully complete the Bridge to the Baccalaureate Program with UM can then enter the HHMI program at UM.  Bridge students begin their research experience while at MDC.  Upon receiving their associate’s degree they can become scholars in the HHMI program at UM for their junior and senior years.  Typically these transfer students continue the research project they began in the Bridge Program.

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Project. The aim of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development is to increase the number and academic competitiveness of undergraduate scholars seeking a PhD. Specifically the program is designed to provide underrepresented minority students with an intense research experience to better prepare them for entry into PhD programs. At the graduate level our aim is to insure that all pre-doctoral IMSD Fellows are competitive for post-doctoral or research faculty position after completing the PhD degree.

Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Project. FGLSAMP is a collaborative effort sustained by a coalition of 14 colleges and universities throughout Florida (13) and Georgia(1) with a mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. An FGLSAMP Student Researcher is required to participate in research for at least 10 hours a week as partial fulfillment of their grant funding. The faculty mentor guides students in developing a proposal and fulfilling the research requirements for the grant contract. Students are often required to participate in a project for multiple semesters and often students are able to work independently with little direct supervision. Visit the The Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) website.

CAS Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities and Women. This summer research program is for underrepresented minorities and female students in UM’s College of Arts & Sciences. This program is only open to minority and/or women students in the College of Arts in Sciences who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed at a minimum their sophomore year, and be a US citizen or permanent resident.

If you need more information or are interested in applying for any of these programs, you may contact the Office Manager.