Summer Research Programs

The following summer research programs are administered through the Department of Psychology.  If you have any questions about these or other summer research opportunities, please contact UASP at 305-284-3303.

PRIME Summer Research Scholarship

Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience (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.  PRIME students are also required to attend weekly seminars where they discuss their research projects, research ethics and protocol, post-graduation plans, guidelines for poster presentations, and several other topics, and they must showcase their research projects at an end-of-the-summer poster presentation.  These students are also expected to present their findings at the UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum, which is held during the following spring semester (i.e., students must have at least two more semesters before graduation).

Dates: Monday, May 21, 2018, to Friday, July 27, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
Eligibility: You must be a University of Miami undergraduate student and have a minimum of 30 completed UM credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum psychology GPA of 3.0.  You must also have successfully completed (i.e., with a C or higher) PSY 110, PSY 290, PSY 291, and PSY 390 (or PSY 204 and PSY 316). Even though previous research experience is not required, it is highly recommended.
Note: Students who receive and accept PRIME funding may not accept additional funding from any other source.
Application:  PRIME Application

Lois Pope Neuroscience Summer Research Scholarship

A generous endowment made to the University of Miami (UM) by our Trustee, Lois Pope, allows undergraduate neuroscience majors to participate in summer neuroscience research projects at UM.  Participants are required to work 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks on neuroscience research, and they are expected to present their findings at the UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum, which is held during the following spring semester (i.e., students must have at least two more semesters before graduation).  Lois Pope participants may also participate in the PRIME program as PRIME Adjuncts, and they may be invited to attend special activities related to other summer research programs, such as the Dean's Women and Minority Research Program and the Honors Research Program.

Dates: Monday, May 14, 2018, to Friday, August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
Eligibility: You must be a University of Miami undergraduate neuroscience major and have a minimum of 30 completed UM credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum science GPA of 3.0, and a minimum major GPA of 3.0.  Even though previous research experience is not required, it is highly recommended.
Note: Students who receive and accept Lois Pope funding may not accept additional funding from any other source.
Application:  Lois Pope Application