Student Research

UAMS Students

Student research opportunities within the College of Medicine and/or UAMS are available through a variety of programs. These are supported in departments as well as through infrastructure grants. Descriptions of these programs as well as the specific requirements are described below. Click on the program titles for more information about applying for these research opportunities.


Non-UAMS Students

Summer research opportunities are available for undergraduate students seeking research experience to augment academic, medical, or industrial career tracks.

Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Summer Research Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Competitive positions are available yearly for research experiences in the biomedical sciences (15 fellowships) and bioinformatics (six fellowships) in laboratories at the three lead INBRE institutions: UAF, UALR and UAMS. Sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Center for Research Resources, each fellowship includes a stipend, living expenses and supplies. The INBRE Summer Student Research Fellowship Program seeks to involve AR undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in science into a stimulating research experience. For more information, click here.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Summer Research Fellowships for Undergraduates

This program exposes undergraduates to an engaging research environment and the possibilities of graduate research. Students get hands on research experience working on a project under a faculty member’s guidance. Our diverse faculty provide a wide range of potential student projects and chance to meet UAMS faculty on a personal level and engage in on-going research projects. For more information/application, click here.

Department of Pediatrics Summer Science Program

The Summer Science Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, co-sponsored by the Dept. of Pediatrics and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, gives outstanding sophomore-, junior-, and senior-level college students the experience of a career in academic medicine—in both the clinical and the research aspects. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer shadowing physicians, attending rounds and clinics, and touring different hospital units, as well as participating in a mentored research project involving children’s health. For more information/application, click here.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

The UAMS Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Little Rock is offering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships funded in part by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Fellowships are open to highly motivated students enrolled in an undergraduate program who wish to gain research experience in pharmacology or toxicology.  For more information, click here.

UAMS Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research

The UAMS Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs offer a NHLBI funded summer undergraduate research program. Designed to provide students with experiences in cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematologic research,  students will be provided with research, mentoring and networking experiences; real-life surgical observations; and simulated cardiovascular demonstrations to increase interest in research careers. Student leadership skills will also be developed as part of the summer program. For more information, click here.