UM Scholars

Mission: To offer mentored research training that allows students to expand their knowledge and enlighten their career choices.

UM Scholars is a mentored educational program that connects students from UMB and UMCP to faculty mentors at the opposite campus to work on research projects designed to expand students’ knowledge and enlighten students about career choices. Conducted over 10-week terms, the structured projects tap into the complementary strengths of UMB and UMCP. Since its start in 2012 with just two students, the highly competitive program has grown year after year, and to date more than 300 students have participated.

The program offers research placements for UMCP STEM-focused undergraduates to work with UMB’s top medical school faculty and offers assignments for undergraduates to work with researchers at UMB’s schools of nursing, pharmacy, and social work.  In 2016, the program expanded to engage UMB students from law, social work, nursing, pharmacy, and medicine in research programs at College Park in areas as diverse as bioengineering, public health and behavioral and social sciences.


Summer 2025 Paid Research Opportunities

Coming Winter 2024.

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership:  MPowering the State will provide funding for multiple student/faculty-mentored research experiences at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), and with leadership at the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for Summer 2025.

Applications for 2024 are closed. Click on the corresponding link below for program information and additional information on the paid research opportunities offered in Summer 2024. Summer 2024 programming commences on May 28th. Updated information for 2025 to be released in Winter 2024.

UMB Students 

UMCP Students


Research opportunities are offered by program type and by your enrolled university. Please choose your university link above for information on projects and schedule. Contact Adrianne Arthur at with questions.