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 (Research at Member Universities)
  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 (35 miles east of New York City)
  15. Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
  16. Columbia University Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
  17. Duke University Organization for Tropical Studies
  18. Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
  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 Program
  24. Harvard Forest, Harvard University Summer Research Program in Ecology
  25. Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  26. Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  27. HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
  28. HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus (Ashburn, VA)
  29. Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  30. John Hopkins
  31. The Leadership Alliance (Research at Member Universities)
  32. Maine Medical Center Research Institute SSRP
  33. Maryland Sea Grant
  34. Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Training Program
  35. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  36. Mayo Clinic SURF Program
  37. Medical College of Wisconsin
  38. Medical University of South Carolina SURP
  39. MIT Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  40. MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
  41. Mount Sinai SURP
  42. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  43. National Cancer Institute
  44. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  45. National Cancer Institute’s Integrative Cancer Biology Program
  46. NC State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute SIBS
  47. New York University School of Medicine
  48. NIH (National Institutes of Health) Summer Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  49. NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
  50. Northwestern University The Ohio State University SUCCESS Program Oregon Health & Science University
  51. Pathways to Science
  52. Penn State Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  53. Rockefeller University
  54. Rutgers
  55. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  56. The School for Field Studies
  57. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  58. Stanford Engineering REU
  59. Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program
  60. Stanford Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE)
  61. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  62. University at Buffalo Climb-Up Program
  63. University at Buffalo SURF
  64. University of California, Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
  65. University of California, Irvine SURF
  66. University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of Chicago
  67. University of Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programs
  68. University of Colorado at Boulder SMART
  69. University of Colorado GEMS Program University of Connecticut Health Center
  70. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  71. University of Iowa Microbiology
  72. University of Maryland
  73. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  74. University of Massachusetts University of Michigan SMART Undergraduate Summer Program
  75. University of Michigan SROP
  76. University of Missouri
  77. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  78. University of New Mexico University of Pennsylvania
  79. University of Pittsburgh ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  80. University of Rochester Pediatrics
  81. University of South Florida SIBS
  82. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center SURF
  83. University of Virginia SRIP
  84. University of Virginia Curry School of Education SURP
  85. University of Washington - Seattle Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP)
  86. University of Wisconsin – Madison SROP
  87. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
  88. Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Programs in Biomedical Science and Clinical Research
  89. Virginia Commonwealth University
  90. Washington University in St. Louis
  91. Wayne State University
  92. Weill Cornell Access Summer Research Program
  93. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program
  94. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program 
  95. Yale University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program