On Campus Resources

Year Round Resources

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  • UConnect

    2020 UConnect Executive BoardUConnect is a UM-sponsored Student Organization striving to increase student passion and involvement in undergraduate research across all disciplines by facilitating positive peer networking opportunities.


  • Toppel Career Center

    Toppel knows that everyone is at a different place when they come to them. Their Explore, Prepare, Connect Model gives flexibility to meet students where they are. 

    Sampling of services pertinent to undergraduate research include: Resume/CV Assistance  and Interview Preparation

  • Academic Enhancement Research Fellowship

    The Office of Academic Enhancement provides funding to allow students to pursue activities which will enhance their undergraduate experience outside of a traditional classroom setting. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to, research, community engagement or social impact projects or initiatives, creative projects, or pursuit of prestigious awards and other opportunities.

    Click here to learn more and apply!

  • Library Research Programs

    UM Libraries administers two year-long programs.

    1. The Library Research Scholars Program, inaugurated in 2015, offers University of Miami undergraduate students a unique, librarian faculty-mentored learning experience involving a deep and active engagement with the University of Miami Libraries’ research collections and service programs.

    2. The Adobe Library Research Scholars Program, inaugurated in 2018 and builds on the success of the existing program. Thanks to a generous endowment provided by Adobe Systems Inc., two undergraduate students will be selected each year to serve as Adobe Scholars.

Summer Resources

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  • College of Arts and Sciences Programs

    UM College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) sponsors the following summer research programs.

    1. Beyond the Book

      • CAS undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can apply to pursue special intensive learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting.  Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to, summer lab research, fieldwork, internships, and archival research.

    2. CAS Underrepresented Minorities & Women

      • Program is open to underrepresented minorities and women. Participants will conduct research with a UM faculty mentor, participate in weekly meetings with program director, and attend various cultural activities.

  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    The National Science Foundation created the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in order to involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs so as to attract talented students into careers in science and engineering.

    UM currently offers two REU opportunities.

    1. Center for Computational Science

    2. Department of Chemistry

  • Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

    The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine is the world’s most comprehensive research center specializing in spinal cord injury. Click here to learn more about the project and apply!

  • Psychology Department Programs

    UM Department of Psychology administers the following summer research programs. 

    1. Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience (PRIME)

      • (PRIME) began as part of a nationwide effort to increase minority participation in the psycho-biomedical sciences; however, it was later expanded to include students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.  The PRIME program is a 10 week summer research program designed for students who intend to apply to Ph.D. programs.  Throughout this program, students are required to work 35 hours per week on psychological research under the direction of a psychology faculty member.

    2. Lois Pope Neuroscience Scholarship

      • A generous endowment made to the University of Miami by our Trustee, Lois Pope, allows neuroscience majors to apply and work on various neuroscience research projects at UM.  Participants are required to work 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

    Visit their website for additional information and to apply!

  • Shark Research and Conservation Program

    The project allows students to gain research training and engage in scientific inquiry through participation with UM scientists and staff. Participation involves scientifically sound practices and measurable outcomes in marine conservation biology.

    The research mission of this program will be to assess the ecology and biology of sharks in relation to urbanization and climate stressors. Research activities will include shark abundance surveys, tagging, and tracking, as well as physiological sampling and associated laboratory analyses.

    Click here for additional information and to apply!

  • UM Miller School of Medicine Program

    UM Miller School of Medicine administers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Click here for additional information and to apply!