College of Natural Sciences

fri SUMMER RESEARCH FUNDING

  • Stipends are available for Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) students participating in their first summer research experience. (FRI alumni conducting more advanced summer projects in or outside of stream labs should apply to the TIDES Summer Research Funding for advanced work below).
  • Support can be for full or part time research placements, determined by your research supervisor and the availability of each type of position in your lab.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • Full-time positions require 35-40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks.
  • Half-time positions require either 18-20 hours per week for eight weeks or 35-40 hours per week for four weeks.
  • The level of stipend and the exact dates and hours committed to research each week will be arranged with your research supervisor.
  • Application opens in mid-January and are due March 1 each year.
  • Questions - contact Lynda Gonzales.

tides summer research funding - Advanced research experiences

  • Stipends are available for College of Natural Sciences students participating in an advanced summer research project on campus under the supervision of a faculty member or research supervisor.
  • Applicants must have already completed at least one prior undergraduate research experience. (Either during a summer session or during the academic year.)
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • Support is for a full-time research placement, requiring 35-40 hours per week for 7-10 weeks, depending on award amount.
  • Two stipend levels are available:
    • $3,500 for 7 weeks 
    • $4,000 for 8-10 weeks
  • The level of stipend and the exact dates and hours committed to research each week will be arranged with your research supervisor.
  • Application opens in mid-October each year. APPLY HERE
  • Deadline for applications is February 15. Faculty supervisor reference is due February 22.
  • Questions - contact Lynda Gonzales.

LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION (LSAMP) SUMMER RESEARCH ACADEMY

  • Sophomores and juniors in all disciplines in the College of Natural Sciences are eligible to apply.
  • Students are matched with a research mentor and participate in an intensive research experience at a UT System school.
  • $3,000+ stipend, travel allowance, and a housing allowance.
  • Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and to apply, go HERE.
  • Application deadline is February 15. 
  • Questions? Contact Lynda Gonzales.

LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION (LSAMP) SUMMER RESEARCH ACADEMY ABROAD

  • Sophomores and juniors in all disciplines in the College of Natural Sciences are eligible to apply.
  • Students are matched with a research mentor and participate in an intensive research experience at an institution abroad.
  • Stipend, travel allowance, and a housing allowance.
  • Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and to apply, go HERE.
  • Application deadline is October 16, 2017. 
  • Questions? Contact Lynda Gonzales.

Jerry J. Brand Summer Research Fellowship for Algae Research

  • The UTEX Culture Collection of Algae (CCA) offers summer stipends for scholarly research projects conducted by rising UT sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Open to students enrolled in any department. Original proposals for algae-based research in all disciplines of study will be considered.
  • CCA faculty and staff provide facilities, equipment, supplies, and supervision for fellowship researchers.
  • Support is given for full time appointments (35-40 hours per week) for eight weeks with a stipend of $3,500.
  • Application opens November 1.
  • Application deadline is February 15 and decisions will be announced by April 15. 
  • For more information on submitting an application, contact David Nobles at dnobles@austin.utexas.edu. Include "Fellowship Application" in the subject line of all correspondence. 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (UROP)

  • For CS Majors (CS Entry-Level students may not be apply), with a minimum 2.5 UT GPA.
  • The UROP program encourages undergraduate research by funding students who work as Undergraduate Research Assistants (URAs) on research projects sponsored by CS faculty members.
  • More info

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH  FELLOWSHIPS (OFFERED BY OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH)

  • Support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department
  • Covers costs associated with academic research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer.
  • Up to a $1,000 award.
  • More info

SENATE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT

  • One $1,000 grant awarded each fall and spring to encourage students to become actively involved in research early in their undergraduate careers.
  • Eligible applicants include students assisting a faculty member with a research project, as well as students conducting independent or partnered research.
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OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR RESEARCH OR CONFERENCE TRAVEL

  • Funding to support research travel or travel to a conference or professional meeting to present your research.
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UNIVERSITY CO-OP / GEORGE H. MITCHELL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

  • Faculty members nominate students who have demonstrated superior scholarly or creative achievement through a notable paper or thesis, research project, creative or artistic endeavor, or other product of the student’s academic work. 
  • Nominees must be either a junior or senior currently enrolled at UT Austin or have received their undergraduate degree in December of the academic year in which the award is being given.
  • Three students will receive awards of $2,000 each, three students will receive awards of $3,000 each, and one student will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000.  
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