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Sophomores, Juniors, and Transfer Students: Apply for Summer


The Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI) Summer Start was launched in Summer 2012 to offer 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 

Former FRI students may also apply, but students without prior research experience will be given priority.


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 availability of spots. During the summer term and with the guidance of the research educator, students may seek other research positions for the following fall semester.

Fall: Participants in ARI have two options:

  1. With the consent of their Research Educator, ARI students can enroll in one of their Research Stream's fall course offerings.
  2. Join a faculty research lab on campus.  For more help with this, contact the ARI co-ordinator, Dr. Tony Gonzalez at antonio.gonzalez@austin.utexas.edu.



The ARI Application will be available in March 1, 2019.

The deadline for submission will be in April 1, 2019.

Placement notifications will be sent out April 15, 2019. 

To submit an application:



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