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Sophomores, Juniors, and Transfer Students: Apply for Summer


The Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI) Summer Start offers upper division CNS students who did not participate in FRI the opportunity to participate in research on campus. 



  • CNS sophomores and juniors who did not participate in FRI.
  • Transfer students who have been accepted to CNS.

Program Overview

  • Summer: Students join one of the Research Streams for a 6-8 week unpaid research internship. Placement is based on students’ interest and lab availability.
  • Fall: With the consent of their Research Educator, ARI students can enroll in one of their Research Stream's fall course offerings.


  • Complete the online ARI Application.
  • The deadline for submission will be March 27, 2020.
  • Placement notifications will be sent out the week of April 13, 2020. 


For more information or if you have any questions, please email to Dr. Tony Gonzalez at antonio.gonzalez@austin.utexas.edu.