UVI's Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Program strives to increase interdisciplinary research training and promote excellence for science and mathematics students at the UVI.

Scholarship and Research Programs For Undergraduates:

  • NIH MARC Research Trainee Program - Seminars, mentoring, scholarships, research stipends, and funding for off-island research experiences for undergraduate students interested in earning a Ph.D. in Biomedicine, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Physics.

  • NSF HBCU-UP Research Fellowship Program - Scholarships and stipends for (on-island and off-island) student research experiences in all Science and Mathematics fields.

  • NIH MBRS-RISE Research Scholars Program - Seminars and mentoring for students interested in careers in Biomedicine including Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Marine Biology.

Summer Research Programs for STEM Undergraduates:

Summer Programs for High School Students & New Freshmen:

Application

ECS scholarship and summer research applications are due February 28th. Applications for the Math Behind the Science are typically due in the month of May. The application forms become available a few months before the deadline. Make sure to check the ECS Homepage regularly for updates.

Eligibility

To be considered, students must be admitted to UVI, complete an application form, have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to 3.0 depending on the program, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For more information related to our programs, call the College of Science & Mathematics - Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs at (340) 693-1249, or email ecs@uvi.edu.