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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston




The UT-Houston Summer Research Program for Undergraduates matches college sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with faculty scientists to conduct biomedical research in labs throughout the UT Health Science Center at Houston (UT-Houston).

Each year, approximately 50 undergraduate students from Texas and across the nation spend 10 weeks during the summer gaining intensive hands-on laboratory experience under the direction of seasoned faculty researchers and teachers. All undergraduate students are to perform at least 40 hours per week in a research lab.

All program participants also attend weekly, one-hour seminars on cutting-edge biomedical research topics. At the conclusion of the 10-week program, the students write a brief abstract--listing their name and a description of their project--for inclusion in the annual UT-Houston Summer Research Program Abstracts. Students will be provided with instructions and an outline, and will have faculty help in preparing their abstract.

Funding: Participants in the program are paid a financial assistance of $2,500. Students are responsible for travel and living expenses. A limited number of housing spots are available at a reasonable cost. The student must request housing on the application form.

UT-Houston is a large academic institution located in the Texas Medical Center near Houston's beautiful museum district. UT-Houston comprises six schools: Medical, Dental, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health and Allied Health Sciences.

At the time of application, undergraduate students enrolled in any accredited US college or university during the current academic year may participate, but must NOT have graduated at the time the program begins. With AP credit, freshman can apply to the program.
Early February
Contact Information
Contact Person: 
Linda Guardiola

Summer Research Program
6431 Fannin JJL 315
Houston TX 77030

(713) 500-5334
(713) 500-0603