Prospective Students

Undergraduate Marine and Atmospheric Science Fellowship

Summer 2014

The University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to introduce bright and energetic undergraduates to research in the marine and atmospheric sciences. The intensive summer program allows undergraduate students the opportunity to experience graduate level research and school.

The summer undergraduate fellows will conduct their research at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science located on Virginia Key, an island in Biscayne Bay connected by a causeway to metropolitan Miami, Florida. A RSMAS faculty member is assigned to each summer undergraduate fellow, according to the student’s educational background and interests. The students will spend eight (8) weeks engaged in laboratory research at RSMAS.

The School’s basic and applied research interests have grown to encompass virtually all of the marine and atmospheric sciences: Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, Marine Affairs and Policy, Marine Biology and Fisheries, Applied Marine Physics, Physical Oceanography, Meteorology, and Marine Geology and Geophysics. RSMAS is one of the five largest oceanographic facilities in the United States and is the only institution of its type located in a tropical setting.All fellows are expected to attend scientific lectures relevant to current research in the marine sciences, and present a short seminar on their summer research experience. The fellowship includes a $2,000.00 stipend.

The Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program runs from June 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014.


Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to United States citizens or permanent residents who are juniors or seniors enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.


The application may be found on the Internet here.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a complete application package. A complete package includes:

  1. COVER LETTER. A typed letter from the student stating research interests, experience, educational goals, career objectives, and any other relevant information. Please send a resume or CV.
  2. FACULTY LETTER OF REFERENCES (3). Each letter must be sealed in an official university envelope.
  3. TRANSCRIPT. Most recent official transcript.

All of the above required items must be postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 12, 2014 and mailed to:

University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Graduate Studies Office S/A 130
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
Telephone: (305) 421-4155
Facsimile: (305) 421-4771
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Materials submitted in support of an application cannot be released for other purposes nor returned to the applicant.


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