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