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 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: 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 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: 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. Neuroscience & Psychology Programs
  6. Office of Academic Enhancement Summer Programs
  7. The Leadership Alliance
  8. Women’s Health Summer Research Scholars Program
  9. The Miami Project 
  10. University Honors Program
  11. UM SURF Program Information

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach would like to 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. FGLSAMP Program
  3. National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  4. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  5. Pathways to Science
  6. 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 Amgen Scholars Program
  11. Caltech Murf Undergraduate Research Fellowships
  12. Caltech SURF program
  13. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  14. Centers For Disease Control,(CDC) Summer Student Employment Program
  15. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Watson School of Biological Sciences
  16. Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
  17. Columbia University Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
  18. Duke University Organization for Tropical Studies
  19. Eastern Virginia Medical School Dept of Pediatrics Summer Scholars Program
  20. Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems NSF Science and Technology Center
  21. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
  22. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering
  23. Harvard Catalyst SCTRP
  24. Harvard Forest, Harvard University Summer Research Program in Ecology
  25. Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  26. Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  27. MIT Summer Research Program
  28. HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
  29. HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus (Ashburn, VA)
  30. Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  32. John Hopkins
  33. The Leadership Alliance
  34. Lehigh University Center for Advanced Technology of Large Structural Systems
  35. Maryland Sea Grant
  36. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  37. MBL Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival
  38. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  39. Medical College of Wisconsin
  40. MIT Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  41. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  42. National Cancer Institute (Washington, D.C.)
  43. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  44. NCI’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
  48. NIH National Eye Institute Summer Program:
  49. (Application instructions: 1) Indicate in Question #9: Preferred Institute: National Eye Institute (NEI), 2) In your Cover Letter, please indicate your interest in the DIVRO program and 3) Applicants must contact Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez ( once the online application is completed.
  50. Pathways to Science
  51. Penn State Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  52. RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) copy this link on your browser:
  53. Rockefeller University
  54. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  55. The School for Field Studies
  56. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  57. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  58. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  59. University at Buffalo Climb-Up Program
  60. University of California, Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
  61. University of California, Irvine SURF
  62. University of Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programs
  63. University of Colorado at Boulder SMART
  64. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  65. University of Iowa Microbiology
  66. University of Iowa SIBS
  67. University of Maryland
  68. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  69. University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program
  70. University of Missouri
  71. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  72. University of Pittsburg ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  73. University of South Florida SIBS
  74. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  75. University of Virginia SRIP
  76. University of Virginia Curry School of Education SURP
  77. University of Washington - Seattle
  78. University of Wisconsin – Madison
  79. U.S. Department of Homeland Security - HS STEM
  80. Vanderbilt University STTP
  81. Washington University
  82. Weill Cornell Access Summer Research Program
  83. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program 
  84. Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
  85. Yale BioStep Research for Undergraduates