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: 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: 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
  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. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Watson School of Biological Sciences
  14. Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
  15. Columbia University Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
  16. Duke University Organization for Tropical Studies
  17. Eastern Virginia Medical School Dept of Pediatrics Summer Scholars Program
  18. Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems NSF Science and Technology Center
  19. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
  20. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering
  21. Harvard Catalyst Program
  22. Harvard Forest, Harvard University Summer Research Program in Ecology
  23. Harvard Integrated Life Sciences
  24. Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  25. HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
  26. HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus (Ashburn, VA)
  27. Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  28. John Hopkins
  29. The Leadership Alliance
  30. Maryland Sea Grant
  31. MD Anderson Cancer Center
  32. Medical College of Wisconsin
  33. MIT Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  34. MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
  35. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  36. National Cancer Institute
  37. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU)
  38. National Cancer Institute’s Integrative Cancer Biology Program
  39. NC State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute SIBS
  40. New York University School of Medicine
  41. NIH (National Institutes of Health) Summer Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  42. NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
  43. Pathways to Science
  44. Penn State Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  45. Rockefeller University
  46. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  47. The School for Field Studies
  48. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  49. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  50. University at Buffalo Climb-Up Program
  51. University of California, Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
  52. University of California, Irvine SURF
  53. University of Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programs
  54. University of Colorado at Boulder SMART
  55. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  56. University of Iowa Microbiology
  57. University of Maryland
  58. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  59. University of Michigan SMART Undergraduate Summer Program
  60. University of Michigan SROP
  61. University of Missouri
  62. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  63. University of Pittsburg ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  64. University of South Florida SIBS
  65. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center SURF
  66. University of Virginia SRIP
  67. University of Virginia Curry School of Education SURP
  68. University of Washington - Seattle Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP)
  69. University of Wisconsin – Madison SROP
  70. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)
  71. Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Summer Programs in Biomedical Science and Clinical Research
  72. Washington University
  73. Weill Cornell Access Summer Research Program
  74. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program 
  75. Yale School of Medicine