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Adrianne Chacon-Posey
Scholarship Coordinator
(512) 232-1631
scholarships@cns.utexas.edu

 

CNS Texas Excellence in Jobs and Service (TEJAS) award

The Texas Excellence in Jobs and Service (TEJAS) award is designed to support CNS undergraduates in research placements throughout the College, and we are currently recruiting students who are interested in this opportunity for Fall 2020. The average total semester award is $1500 for an average of 10 hrs of research per week.

For students interested in applying to TEJAS:

This is a need-based award, so you must be eligible for financial aid for 2020-21 and have a FAFSA on file. TEJAS awards provide a stipend that offsets a portion of the financial aid package that would otherwise require loans (very similar to a work-study award).  

Fill out the brief survey below to connect with the TEJAS program coordinators to learn about next steps and how to apply. Students who have received TEJAS in the past are eligible and encouraged to reapply. 

TEJAS - STUDENT INTEREST SURVEY

Interested students should either (1) already have a research opportunity in place for Fall 2020 OR (2) can be in the process of searching for a placement for Fall 2020. Please attend one of our workshops designed to help you find a research opportunity (details within survey). Once you have found a research placement, fill out the "Supervisor-Student Agreement" below - this form must be submitted with your TEJAS application (application opens in June, after financial aid eligibility is determined).

TEJAS - INFO & SUPERVISOR-STUDENT AGREEMENT FORM

TEJAS - INFO SLIDES

TEJAS - FINDING A RESEARCH PLACEMENT SLIDES

TEJAS - FINDING A RESEARCH PLACEMENT HANDOUT

TEJAS - STUDENT APPLICATION (opens in June 2020)

For faculty interested in recruiting TEJAS students:

TEJAS is a needs-based award that functions like a work-study program for research. Students receive a stipend of $1500 per semester for two semesters, with 70% of their wages covered by financial aid, and 30% (~$500 per semester) of their wages covered by their employer (ie, faculty research group they are working for). We will consider all faculty who are interested in hiring a TEJAS student, whether or not you have access to funds to support a student. In addition, TIDES will handle the appointment of TEJAS students including managing their Workday time sheets, as well as provide a professional development component.

TEJAS - FACULTY INTEREST SURVEY

 Please contact Dr. Brandon Campitelli (brandon.campitelli@utexas.edu) with any questions.

San Antonio Livestock Exposition (S.A.L.E.) - TIDES Research Scholarships

The S.A.L.E. - TIDES research scholarships are designed to support students engaged in research and/or academic expertise in fields of study that involve “agriculture and/or the culture of the land.”

There are four SALE-TIDES fellowships to awarded, each for a total of $15,000 over two years (starting immediately – Fall 2019). The funding will support tuition and fees.

Funds are disbursed as follows:
Fall 2019 & Spring 2020: $3750 per semester (goes toward tuition and fees)
Fall 2020 & Spring 2021: $3750 per semester (goes toward tuition and fees)

The deadline for applications is September 23, 2019. Students must be US citizens to be eligilbe.

The application can be found here: application is closed for 2019-20.

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the kinds of projects that would be a good fit,  contact Lynda Gonzales at lyndag@austin.utexas.edu.

tides Advanced summer research fellowship

  • Fellowships are available for UT 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 full time research experience in summer or a part time two semester research experience in the academic year, or equivalent)
  • Summer placement must be confirmed at time of application.
  • 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.
  • The deadline for submissions is Feb 7, 2020.
  • The application can be found here: APPLY HERE
  • 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 other than UT Austin.
  • $4,000+ stipend, travel allowance, and a housing allowance.
  • Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and to apply, go HERE.
  • Application deadline is February 13, 2020. 
  • 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, go HERE.
  • Application deadline for Summer 2020 is October 4.  
  • Questions? Contact Lynda Gonzales.

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 

  • 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

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.
  • More info

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.  
  • More info