Summer Research Fellowship Grants

Student Research Fellowship Grants support independent and original research that advances the mission of the Center of Global Black Studies. Open to undergraduate and graduate students at UM, research should contribute to interdisciplinary Black Studies and the student’s professional development. 

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Eligibility Requirements 

To be considered, applicants must:

  • be full-time University of Miami students when they submit their application and during the award period.
  • have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in their major
  • be able to present their research the following academic year
  • Submit letter of support from their research mentor/supervisor indicating they agree to advise the project


Undergraduate Summer Research Grants – maximum $2500 

 Provide a brief statement (500 words) discussing the following: 

  • your research question(s)
  • how you became interested in your theme/topic
  • how this research ‘problem’ relates to your future research or graduate school/professional endeavors
  • research itinerary
  • itemized budget
  • if you are seeking funding from other sources and which ones


Graduate Summer Research Grants- maximum $3500 

Provide proposal for summer research project

  • brief literature review
  • statement of intellectual stakes and contributions, etc.
  • how this relates to your dissertation/thesis, or publication plans
  • name of faculty mentor for this project and/or thesis or dissertation committee
  • research itinerary
  • itemized budget
  • if you are seeking funding from other sources and which ones


Application Timeline

App launch: November 1 
App deadline: March 1
App review: March 1 - 15 
Decision meeting: Week March 18 - 22
Recipients notified: by March 31st 

Additional Information 

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  • Research grants will be disbursed between the last day of classes and May 31st.
  • Scholarships will be funded for the 2024-25 academic year.
  • If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 


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