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:


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.


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.