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. Department of Chemistry REU
  5. College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women
  6. Office of Academic Enhancement Summer Programs
  7. The Leadership Alliance (Research at Member Universities)
  8. University Honors Program
  9. UM Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (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 if you have any 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 Museum of Natural History
  4. American Society for Microbiology (Washington, D.C.)
  5. American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
  6. Amgen Scholars Program main website
  7. Baylor College of Medicine, (SMART) 
  8. BD2K-LINCS DCIC Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science
  9. Boston University SIBS
  10. Boston University SURF
  11. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
  12. Caltech Programs
  13. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  14. Centers For Disease Control,(CDC) Summer Student Employment Program
  15. Chicago Botanic Garden Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)
  16. Cincinnati Children’s SURF Program
  17. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Watson School of Biological Sciences (35 miles east of New York City)
  18. Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
  19. Columbia University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center REU
  20. Columbia University Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
  21. Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
  22. Eastern Virginia Medical School Dept of Pediatrics Summer Scholars Program
  23. Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems NSF Science and Technology Center
  24. Florida State University NSF Summer REU
  25. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
  26. Gates Center Summer Internship Program (GSIP) at the University of Colorado
  27. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering
  28. Harvard Catalyst Program
  29. Harvard Forest, Harvard University Summer Research Program in Ecology
  30. Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  31. Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  32. HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
  33. HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program
  34. John Hopkins
  35. The Leadership Alliance (Research at Member Universities)
  36. Maine Medical Center Research Institute SSRP
  37. Maryland Sea Grant
  38. Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Training Program
  39. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  40. Mayo Clinic SURF Program
  41. Medical College of Wisconsin
  42. Medical University of South Carolina SURP
  43. MIT Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  44. MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
  45. Mount Sinai SURP
  46. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  47. National Cancer Institute
  48. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  49. National Cancer Institute’s Integrative Cancer Biology Program
  50. NC State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute SIBS
  51. New York University School of Medicine
  52. NIH (National Institutes of Health) Summer Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  53. NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
  54. Northwestern University
  55. Oklahoma BioScience Association REU
  56. The Ohio State University SUCCESS Program
  57. Oregon Health & Science University
  58. Organization for Tropical Studies
  59. Pathways to Science
  60. Penn State Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  61. Rockefeller University
  62. Rutgers
  63. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  64. The School for Field Studies
  65. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  66. Stanford Engineering REU
  67. Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program
  68. Stanford Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE)
  69. Your Gateway to Federal Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
  70. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  71. Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy Program
  72. University at Buffalo Climb-Up Program
  73. University at Buffalo SURF
  74. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (For physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and engineering).
  75. University of California, Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
  76. University of California, Irvine SURF
  77. University of California, Los Angeles
  78. University of California, San Diego
  79. University of Chicago
  80. University of Colorado at Boulder SMART
  81. University of Colorado GEMS Program
  82. University of Connecticut Health Center
  83. University of Florida Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads
  84. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  85. University of Iowa Microbiology
  86. University of Maryland
  87. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  88. University of Massachusetts
  89. University of Michigan SMART Undergraduate Summer Program
  90. University of Michigan SROP
  91. University of Missouri
  92. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  93. University of New Mexico
  94. University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
  95. University of Pennsylvania
  96. University of Pittsburgh ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  97. University of Rochester Pediatrics
  98. University of South Florida SIBS
  99. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center SURF
  100. University of Virginia SRIP
  101. University of Virginia Curry School of Education SURP
  102. University of Washington
  103. University of Wisconsin – Madison SROP
  104. The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
  105. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
  106. Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Programs in Biomedical Science and Clinical Research
  107. Virginia Commonwealth University
  108. Washington University in St. Louis
  109. Weill Cornell Access Summer Research Program
  110. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program
  111. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program 
  112. Yale University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program