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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. The average total semester award is $1500 for an average of 10 hrs of research per week.

This is a need-based award, so you must be eligible for financial aid and have a FAFSA on file for 2019-20 to apply. 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). 

Interested students should either (1) already have a research opportunity in place for Fall 2019 OR (2) can be in the process of searching for a placement for Fall 2019 OR (3) can attend a workshop (details within survey) designed to help you find a research opportunity for Fall 2019 (Note: In order to receive the award, you will be required to find a research placement for Fall 2019). 

TEJAS - INFO & FINDING A RESEARCH PLACEMENT

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 INTEREST SURVEY

Please contact Lynda Gonzales (lyndag@austin.utexas.edu) with any questions.

FRI SUMMER RESEARCH FUNDING

  • Stipends are available for Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) and Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI) 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 the availability of each type of position in your lab.
  • Full-time fellowships are $3000; half-time fellowships are $1500.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • The exact dates and hours committed to research each week will be arranged with your research supervisor.
  • A limited number of awards to assist with summer housing for students with need are available.
  • Application opens in mid-February and is due March 25, 2019. Application for Summer 2019 is closed.
  • Questions - contact Lynda Gonzales.

tides summer research funding - Advanced research experiences

  • Stipends 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.
  • 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.
  • Deadline for applications is February 22, 2019. Faculty supervisor reference deadline is March 1, 2019.
  • 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.
  • $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 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, go HERE.
  • Application deadline for Summer 2019 has passed. Applications for Summer 2020 will open in August 2019. 
  • 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 

  • 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.
  • 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