University of Buffalo

The primary goal of the  Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED) is attracting exceptionally talented undergraduate students, including those traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields to enroll in summer internships, PhD and Master programs and professional careers at UB.


iSEED Summer Research Experience


Learn more about the iSEED Summer Program here:  The application for Summer Research is available online; apply here:


iSEED Graduate Programs


The iSEED participating schools offer PhD and MS degrees in the STEM fields.  iSEED also offers professional development workshops for PhD students to assure successful graduate and professional careers.  Learn more about the iSEED Graduate Scholars program here:  For more information about graduate programs, visit the school website listed below. 


iSEED Participating Schools

[Note professional degrees]

·              College of Arts and Sciences

·              School of Dental Medicine (DDS)

·              School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

·              School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MD, MD/PhD)

·              School of Nursing (DNP)

·              School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD)

·              School of Public Health and Health Professions (MPH/MD)

Contact us

U-RISE contacts

Dr. Kenny Miller
Professor and Director, FLC NIH U-RISE Program

Department of Chemistry
144 Chemistry Hall
Email Kenny

Nicole Carey
U-RISE Program Coordinator

Email Nicole

Christine Smith, Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Phone: 970-852-5190

Make an appointment