Beyond the Book Scholarship

Summer Award For Research-Based Learning

Summer 2023 Announcement


The College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to fund research activities for A&S undergraduate students (current first-year, sophomores, and juniors) 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.  Projects involving surveys and/or interviews, or human subjects in some other manner, require approval from the University’s Institutional Research Board.  We welcome projects that take students beyond the University of Miami. 

This year there are four categories of Undergraduate Research (Beyond the Book) Awards:                           

1) General Research, 2) Research on Media-Driven Bias 3) Pre-Veterinary Research (application) and 4) Entrepreneurship.


To be considered, Arts & Sciences students must:

  • Complete the application form (see below) available on this site
  • Submit an unofficial copy of their student transcript
  • Provide a description of up to 800 words of the proposed project
  • Provide an expense budget
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (ordinarily one involved in supervising the proposed research).

The project description should be labeled according to whether it falls into General Research, Media-Driven Bias, Pre-Veterinary Research, or Entrepreneurship.  If your project falls into one of the latter three categories, the connection between the proposed research and the relevant topic should be expressed clearly in the project description.

Recipients will receive up to $4,000 for their summer research award.   At the completion of their research activities, participants are required to submit a 3-5 page report to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.  Students may receive only one “Undergraduate Research (Beyond the Book)” award during their undergraduate academic career.  Recipients of this award may not receive any other summer support such as PRIME, Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities and Women, Honors Summer Research Program, or the Lois Pope Neuroscience Summer Scholarship, etc. Moreover, recipients are not permitted to take any courses or have a job during their research period.

Applicants should be aware that this award will be considered a component of their financial assistance package during the calendar year in which the award is received.

Submit your application by Saturday, April 1, 2023. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Awards will be announced in mid April 2023

ALL RESEARCH MUST BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN MAY 15, 2023 AND AUGUST 15, 2023.  The report detailing research activities should be sent to the Deans Office no later than September 14, 2023.

For additional information, please contact 305-284-4021 or visit the Dean’s Office in the Ashe Building, Room 227.

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