PAI 3.04 
(512) 232-9358

Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science
College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
103 W. 24th St., G2550
Austin, TX 78712

Lynda Gonzales
Director for Student Programs

Use the summer to take your research experience to the next level! 

Participating in research during the summer allows students to focus on their projects in a more intensive way that may not be possible during the academic year. UT Austin students are able to do research in labs on campus as well as through programs hosted by outside institutions. 


To learn more about summer opportunities, explore the resources below, attend the annual summer research workshop, make an appointment at TIDES, PAI 3.04, 512-232-9358, or come to walk-in advising.

Fall 2017 Walk-in Advising
Tuesdays 1-3pm
Thursdays 10am-12noon

Summer Research Workshop
Each fall, TIDES and SURGe co-host a summer research workshop that provides the latest information on how to find, select and apply for summer research positions. The Fall 2017 workshop will be held on Friday, November 10, from 3-5pm in WCH 1.120. 

Materials from the workshop: 
Finding a Summer Research Opportunity & Crafting an Application


Subscribe to the CNS Undergraduate Research Mailing list to receive postings and information about summer research opportunities in the sciences.

Search databases of research opportunities that take place off-campus/outside UT-Austin.

  • National Science Foundation's database of Research Experience for Undergraduates can be searched by area of interest or location.
  • and Pathways to Science have databases of fellowships/internships in STEM

Participate in an internship that incorporates research.

Explore summer research programs at UT (participation may be limited to non-UT students in some cases; read each announcement for details).

Consider a research experience abroad. Browse resources and programs. Make an appointment with TIDES Director of Student Programs, Lynda Gonzales, 512-232-9358, to discuss strategies for finding a placement abroad.