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Summer 2019 Cohort

The University of Miami is a proud member of the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program. Talented undergraduates from around the nation are invited to apply for the University of Miami Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) through the Leadership Alliance. The application period runs from November 1 through February 1.

Mission and Program Description:

The University of Miami is a partner in the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). The Leadership Alliance is an academic consortium of higher learning institutions, including leading research and teaching colleges and universities. The mission of the Leadership Alliance is to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business, and the public sector.

This program offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at participating Alliance institutions. 


The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs. 

SR-EIP Participant Overview
  • Spend 10 weeks on campus at the University of Miami.
  • Receive a stipend for their full participation.
  • Travel and housing expenses are covered.
  • Work under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor.
  • Gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.
  • Make oral or poster presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.
  • Gain access to ongoing resources, mentoring, and professional networks to support your career path as a part of the Leadership Alliance community.
  • Receive professional development mentoring on applying to graduate programs and learn about research careers from alumni.


To participate in the Summer Research Early Identification Program you must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.* 
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
  • Be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or another legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible for the SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.

*Note: The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) is not designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in the practice of law, business administration, clinical medicine, or the allied health professions.