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. Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
  6. College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women
  7. Office of Academic Enhancement Summer Programs
  8. The Leadership Alliance (Research at Member Universities)
  9. University Honors Program
  10. UM Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

    This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.
    The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here:
    Eligibility, Dates, and Location
    • High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
    • The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
    • The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
    • Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.
    Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:
    • 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
    • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
    • Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
    • Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
    • Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.
    • Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
    • Please complete the online application:
    • Email Dr. Simpson ( your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.
    Learn more about our lab:
    Questions can be directed to Dr. Simpson (

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. Field Museum Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) in Chicago, Illinois
  25. Florida State University NSF Summer REU
  26. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
  27. Gates Center Summer Internship Program (GSIP) at the University of Colorado
  28. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering
  29. Harvard Catalyst Program
  30. Harvard Forest, Harvard University Summer Research Program in Ecology
  31. Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  32. Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  33. HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
  34. HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program
  35. John Hopkins
  36. The Leadership Alliance (Research at Member Universities)
  37. Maine Medical Center Research Institute SSRP
  38. Maryland Sea Grant
  39. Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Training Program
  40. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  41. Mayo Clinic SURF Program
  42. Medical College of Wisconsin
  43. Medical University of South Carolina SURP
  44. MIT Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  45. MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
  46. Mount Sinai SURP
  47. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  48. National Cancer Institute
  49. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  50. National Cancer Institute’s Integrative Cancer Biology Program
  51. NC State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute SIBS
  52. New York University School of Medicine
  53. NIH (National Institutes of Health) Summer Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  54. NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
  55. Northwestern University
  56. Oklahoma BioScience Association REU
  57. The Ohio State University SUCCESS Program
  58. Oregon Health & Science University
  59. Organization for Tropical Studies
  60. Pathways to Science
  61. Penn State Climate Science REU
  62. Penn State Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  63. Rockefeller University
  64. Rutgers
  65. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
  66. The School for Field Studies
  67. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  68. Stanford Engineering REU
  69. Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program
  70. Stanford Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE)
  71. Your Gateway to Federal Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
  72. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  73. Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy Program
  74. University at Buffalo Climb-Up Program
  75. University at Buffalo SURF
  76. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (For physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and engineering)
  77. and Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program. also The Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) Program
  78. University of California, Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
  79. University of California, Irvine SURF
  80. University of California, Los Angeles
  81. University of California, San Diego
  82. University of Chicago
  83. University of Colorado at Boulder SMART
  84. University of Colorado GEMS Program
  85. University of Connecticut Health Center
  86. University of Florida Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads
  87. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  88. University of Iowa Microbiology
  89. University of Maryland
  90. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  91. University of Massachusetts
  92. University of Michigan SMART Undergraduate Summer Program
  93. University of Michigan SROP
  94. University of Missouri
  95. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  96. University of New Mexico
  97. University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
  98. University of Pennsylvania
  99. University of Pittsburgh ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  100. University of Rochester Pediatrics
  101. University of Southern California SURF
  102. University of South Florida SIBS
  103. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center SURF
  104. University of Virginia SRIP
  105. University of Virginia Curry School of Education SURP
  106. University of Washington
  107. University of Wisconsin – Madison SROP
  108. The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
  109. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
  110. Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Programs in Biomedical Science and Clinical Research
  111. Virginia Commonwealth University
  112. Washington University in St. Louis
  113. Weill Cornell Access Summer Research Program
  114. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program
  115. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program 
  116. Yale University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program