Sigma Xi has been awarding research support to undergraduate and graduate students for over 80 years. Most grants range from a few hundred dollars to $1,000. Students apply online, and deadlines for submission are typically October 15 and March 15 of each year.
The Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) maintains a listing of wide range of scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities that are available to Miami students
Students of Microbiology are encouraged to share their research findings and professional meetings. Venues that Miami students frequently present their research include the following:
Check with your research mentor for other more specialized venues
The Academic Achievement Fund is intended to recognize significant achievement in any research or creative activity by graduate students. Awards can be made for presentations at professional meetings as well as for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and do not normally exceed $300. Applications are available online, and the deadline for submission is typically November 1 and April 1 each year.
Don Cox travel awards are available through the Department of Microbiology to help defray the cost of travel to present research at professional meetings. These awards were established in honor of Donald Cox, dedicated professor and former chair of the Department of Microbiology.
Specialized research can require government-mandated training beyond the scope of one's mentor. Specifically, experimentation involving human or animal subjects, recombinant DNA, pathogenic agents, and/or radioisotopes require training certification or institutional approval. Listed below are resources for obtaining the training and/or approval required for such research.