As a summer research program student you will be guided by your faculty mentor on a research project over a 10-week period. Students are expected to work 40 hours per week on their research in their selected faculty mentor's laboratory. At the conclusion of the program you will submit an abstract of your research. Your mentor will also help you develop a poster that must be presented at the annual Research Forum held in the fall.
There are potentially three sources of funding for the Summer Research Program. All students should apply to the Program to receive support. Students who do not receive funding are encouraged to negotiate a stipend with their faculty mentor. Students are also permitted to work as laboratory volunteers while still receiving full credit for the program.
are encouraged to apply specifically for one of the 21 National
Institutes of Health (NIH), Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS) stipends. To qualify for funding from either of
these institutes, you must select a mentor from the approved faculty
preceptors list for NIDDK or NINDS.
Finding a Faculty Mentor
The SRP website contains a list of departments and faculty who have previously participated in the program. This list does not represent a compilation of all faculty who are interested in accepting students. Students who are not competing for a NIH stipend are free to identify any UT medical school faculty member for collaboration.
If you need help finding a faculty mentor, attend the Summer Research Opportunity Fair in February (5th floor gallery). Departments/faculty will be available to talk with you about their research projects.
- Participation in the C. Frank Webber Prize for Student Research Competition at the Summer Research Program Research Forum. Prizes range from $400 - $750.
- Student abstracts will be published on the Summer Research Program website.
- Upon successful completion of the program, a letter will be sent to the student’s blue book.
Summer Research Program
6431 Fannin JJL 315
Houston TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 500-5105
Fax: (713) 500-0603