U-LINK Predoctoral Fellowship

The U-LINK Predoctoral Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for innovative doctoral students interested in completing their dissertation in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment. Project proposals that tackle problems aligning with UM’s Roadmap To Our New Century initiative are encouraged. As a U-LINK Predoctoral Fellow, the student is required to identify at least two UM faculty advisors, representing at least two distinct disciplines, with whom to complete his or her dissertation work.

The U-LINK Predoctoral Fellowship is intended for exceptional graduate students already enrolled in a University of Miami doctoral program and highly committed to engaging in problem-based interdisciplinary research. Applicants should not have completed all coursework unless they have already taken coursework in a second discipline that is relevant to the proposed project. Applicants must be currently in good standing with their graduate program.

For additional information, email ulink@miami.edu.

2023 U-LINK Predoctoral Awardees

Sergio Lemus Orellana

"The Role of Obesity in Physiological Stress and Proprioception During Repetitive Manual Material Handling Tasks"

Malena Price

"Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dance Therapy Movement and Mindfulness-based Dance Therapy Movement for Improving College Student Mental Health"

Previous U-LINK Predoctoral Awardees

Alexia Kafkoutsou

“Interdisciplinary investigation of the exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in South Florida firefighters”

Olga Tserej

"Leaves are cool! Implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive citizen science program for climate change education”

Rahul Dass

“Predictive Policing: Matching Defendant Mugshots to Criminal Court Sentencing Based on Racial Physical Characteristics Using Machine Learning”

Di Lun

“See for yourself: The development and assessment of a persuasive augmented reality intervention to reduce skin cancer incidence”