FIU Undergraduate to Graduate Program

The FIU Undergraduate to Graduate Program (UtGP) will facilitate the recruitment of outstanding FIU undergraduate students who are committed to a specific FIU PhD program by providing support for a research experience with an FIU faculty member during the student’s junior or senior year.

Once selected, juniors can have the experience in the spring or summer of the junior year. Seniors can have the experience in the spring or summer of their senior year. Students accepted into the program will be provided a one-term stipend of $500 and up to $1,000 for research expenses (e.g., supplies, etc.).

Selected students will participate in professional development and preparation for graduate school and external fellowship applications.

Once the student enters the PhD program, the student will have an UtGP stipend and tuition for four years. UGS will provide the tuition waiver, and UGS will share the cost of the stipend with the major professor or the College. UGS will also provide the student up to $200 annually, for up to four years, that can be used to support travel to scientific conferences.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Have a strong interest in research and in pursuing a PhD at FIU
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Have identified a prospective research mentor
  • Be on track to graduate by Summer 2022 if you are a senior or Summer 2023 if you are a junior

Benefits of the Program

As an undergraduate:

  • Access to professional development workshops
  • Guidance while applying to various fellowships
  • Stipend of $500 once accepted
  • Up to $1000 for research expenses

As a PhD student at FIU:

  • Four years of tuition during PhD
  • Stipend for four years during PhD
  • up to $200 travel stipend annually for four years

Apply Now!

Deadline to apply: Monday, October 5, 2020

Contact Us

Claudia Balzán, M.A.
Assistant Director, University Graduate School (UGS)

Asfa Siddiqui
Program Specialist, University Graduate School (UGS)