Below is a list of links to other sites that can provide important information about research activities and research funding. Remember to check this list frequently for more and updated information.


  1. UM RESEARCH MENTOR PROFILE DATABASE: Find UM mentors in your area of interest. Then apply online and indicate your preferred mentors or preferred research areas in the application’s Research Interests” text box.
  2. Undergraduate Research Mentors by Area (A-H) and Undergraduate Research Mentors by Area (I-Z) : Partial list of mentors and their projects.
  3. Centers and Institutes at the University of Miami : All of the University’s Centers and Institutions are linked here.
  4. Miller School of Medicine: Home page for the Miller School of Medicine.
  5. Toppel Career Center: Visit the Toppel Career Center, located at the Gables Campus.  Search for internships posted by employers.  Make sure you read the entire job description for all available information on the posting.
  6. UConnect:UM undergraduate student organization promoting research networking.


  1. UM RESEARCH MENTOR PROFILE DATABASE: Find UM mentors in your area of interest. Then apply online and indicate your preferred mentors or preferred research areas in the application’s Research Interests” text box.
  2. Undergraduate Research Mentors (A-H) and Undergraduate Research Mentors (I-Z) : Partial list of mentors and their projects.
  3. College of Arts and Sciences “Beyond the Book” - Scholarships for Research-Based Learning
  4. College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women
  5. Office of Academic Enhancement Summer Programs
  6. The Leadership Alliance
  7. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 
  8. University Honors Program
  9. UM SURF Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach would like to thank Ann Helmers, Director of Career Services, School of Engineering for the following information.  Please contact us at with questions.
Research opportunities that are considered to be particularly prestigious include:
- NSF-REUs (National Science Foundations, Research Experiences for Undergraduates). There are 2 types of NSF-REUs and they are typically paid positions. One type is associated with single research grants that are awarded to the University through an individual Professor’s efforts. The other type are “site” REUs which are awards made to a particular University to host a larger group of students for work on several different research projects. The “site” REUs typically take place during the summer and usually require that the undergraduate student travel to the University hosting the site. The “site” REUs typically provide stipends that help offset the cost of housing.  Announcements for “site” NSF-REUs are typically released between the December and February preceding the corresponding summer. See Fact Sheet for additional information.  Questions?  Contact us at 
- NSF-GRFP (NSF – Graduate Research Fellowship Program). These awards fund graduate school, including MS and PhD degrees. These awards are highly prestigious and are awarded to the student and can “follow” the student depending upon where they go to graduate school. To be competitive, students are highly recommended to work with a faculty member in developing their application. Deadlines for applications is typically sometime in November. More details are available at the NSF website.The announcement for the competition is available at the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program site.


  1. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  2. National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  3. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  4. Pathways to Science
  5. WebGuru (Guide to research for undergraduates)


  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program, (SURP)
  2. Alcohol Research Training Summer School
  3. American Society for Microbiology (Washington, D.C.)
  4. American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
  5. Amgen Scholars Program main website
  6. Baylor College of Medicine, (SMART) 
  7. Boston University SIBS
  8. Boston University SURF
  9. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
  10. Caltech Programs
  11. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  12. Centers For Disease Control,(CDC) Summer Student Employment Program
  13. Cincinnati Children’s SURF Program
  14. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Watson School of Biological Sciences
  15. Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
  16. Columbia University Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
  17. Duke University Organization for Tropical Studies
  18. Eastern Virginia Medical School Dept of Pediatrics Summer Scholars Program
  19. Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems NSF Science and Technology Center
  20. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
  21. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering
  22. Harvard Catalyst Program
  23. Harvard Forest, Harvard University Summer Research Program in Ecology
  24. Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  25. Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  26. HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
  27. HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus (Ashburn, VA)
  28. Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  29. John Hopkins
  30. The Leadership Alliance
  31. Maine Medical Center Research Institute SSRP
  32. Maryland Sea Grant
  33. Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Training Program
  34. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  35. Mayo Clinic SURF Program
  36. Medical College of Wisconsin
  37. Medical University of South Carolina SURP
  38. MIT Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  39. MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
  40. Mount Sinai SURP
  41. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  42. National Cancer Institute
  43. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  44. National Cancer Institute’s Integrative Cancer Biology Program
  45. NC State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute SIBS
  46. New York University School of Medicine
  47. NIH (National Institutes of Health) Summer Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  48. NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
  49. Northwestern University The Ohio State University SUCCESS Program Oregon Health & Science University
  50. Pathways to Science
  51. Penn State Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  52. Rockefeller University
  53. Rutgers
  54. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  55. The School for Field Studies
  56. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  57. Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program
  58. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  59. University at Buffalo Climb-Up Program
  60. University at Buffalo SURF
  61. University of California, Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
  62. University of California, Irvine SURF
  63. University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of Chicago
  64. University of Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programs
  65. University of Colorado at Boulder SMART
  66. University of Colorado GEMS Program University of Connecticut Health Center
  67. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  68. University of Iowa Microbiology
  69. University of Maryland
  70. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  71. University of Massachusetts University of Michigan SMART Undergraduate Summer Program
  72. University of Michigan SROP
  73. University of Missouri
  74. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  75. University of New Mexico University of Pennsylvania
  76. University of Pittsburgh ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  77. University of Rochester Pediatrics
  78. University of South Florida SIBS
  79. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center SURF
  80. University of Virginia SRIP
  81. University of Virginia Curry School of Education SURP
  82. University of Washington - Seattle Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP)
  83. University of Wisconsin – Madison SROP
  84. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
  85. Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Programs in Biomedical Science and Clinical Research
  86. Virginia Commonwealth University
  87. Washington University
  88. Wayne State University
  89. Weill Cornell Access Summer Research Program
  90. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program
  91. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program 
  92. Yale School of Medicine