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The College of Natural Sciences funds and/or administers a number of fellowships for students doing research. We can also help direct you to many outside sources of funding for students engaged in research.

UT-administered fellowships

SRC Education Alliance Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

  • Academic year fellowships for students involved in research in fields related to the semiconductor industry, including Chemistry, Physics and Computer Sciences
  • $2,600 stipend to support part-time work on your research
  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible
  • 2.7 gpa minimum
  • Must have completed at least 45 credit hours, with at least 30 hours in residence at UT-Austin
  • The 2012-13 fellowship competiton application deadline has passed.
  • Apply HERE (check back in summer 2013 for application for 2013-14 cycle)
  • Questions? Contact Lynda Gonzales.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • All students eligible
  • Up to $1,000 award
  • More info

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

  • Computer sciences students eligible
  • More info

Beckman Scholars

  • For chemistry and biological sciences students
  • Each Beckman Scholar will be paid to carry out full-time research over two summers and part-time research in the intervening fall and spring.
  • The scholarships also include funds for research expenses and student travel to scientific meetings.
  • More info

LSAMP Summer Research Academy

  • For minority students
  • For sophomores and juniors in all disciplines.
  • Students are matched with a research mentor and participate in an intensive research experience
  • $2,500 stipend, travel allowance, housing allowance
  • Objective is to allow students interested in graduate school to preview one of the UT System schools.
  • More info

College of Natural Sciences Summer Research Fellowships

  • This fellowship support allows undergraduates to work full or part time in a research group in summer 2013.
  • The following CNS students are eligible to apply:
    • Current Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) students - more info
    • FRI alumni and CNS undergraduate researchers (not affiliated with  FRI) - more info
    • Physics, chemistry, or computer sciences undergraduates who are working on projects related to the semiconductor industry and information technology.
  • Current FRI students (in their first summer at UT) will be funded to work in their FRI Stream.
  • FRI alumni and students not affiliated with FRI can be funded to work in another research group on the UT campus.
  • Must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Full-time fellowships are for $2500 and require 35-40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks.
  • Half-time fellowships are for $1250 and require either: 1) 18-20 hours per week for the full eight weeks, or 2) 35-40 hours per week for 4 weeks.
  • The type of fellowship and exact dates and hours committed to research each week are stream dependent and will be arranged with your research mentor.
  • The Summer 2013 application is here.
  • Applications due March 25, 2013.
  • Questions - contact Lynda Gonzales.

College of Natural Sciences Research Abroad Scholarships

  • For students who have arranged to spend a summer or long-semester abroad in a research laboratory connected to a foreign university or at a facility doing research related to biological or biomedical sciences.
  • Up to $3,000 award
  • Applications due March 25, 2013.
  • This application cycle is open to those doing research abroad in summer 2013, or during the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Apply HERE.
  • Questions - contact Lynda Gonzales.

rtg grants in Computational and Applied Mathematics

  • A three-week program for undergraduates (and graduates and postdocs), concentrating on a particular general theme in applied and computational analysis, the goal being to introduce current directions in these areas and to discuss open problems
  • $3,000 award
  • More info

Fellowships Funded by non-UT Institutions

Fellowship Databases