CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Scholar Program
Students will spend 10 weeks participating in bench (or in special circumstances, non-bench research) projects and attend weekly seminars/luncheons highlighting cancer research and career development. Students will also participate in a weekly journal club aimed at instructing participants how to critique scientific literature. At the end of the summer, all participants will present the outcomes of their research projects at a capstone poster session where prizes will be awarded for the top three presentations and each participant will receive a certificate of participation. Interested applicants should complete the online application and upload a Personal Statement (“Essay”) and an unofficial academic transcript. Two letters of recommendation are also required that will be submitted by individuals listed as references. Applicants must provide a personal statement describing their career goals, their interest in research in general and cancer research in particular as well as any prior research experience. Although prior research experience is preferred, this is not a requirement. To be considered, all applicants must commit to completing the program if selected.
Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)/Summer Program
The Department of Pharmacology has a ten-week summer research program which offers participants a variety of experiences that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs.
Participants will have research responsibilities, attend seminars, actively participate in a student journal club and take part in formal coursework. Applicants to the summer program must be classified as undergraduate students, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have completed at least one semester each of college-level biology and chemistry by the end of the spring semester of the year of application.
CURE Research Mentorship Program
The Cancer Center at UT Health has a twelve-week summer research program for high school students at NISD Health Career’s High School and John Jay Science & Engineering Academy as well as undergraduate students at The University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word. The goal of this program is to provide cancer research experiences for individuals from minority populations that are underrepresented in the sciences. The research experiences will range from basic, translational and population-based biomedical cancer research. This program matches students with a cancer researcher. Participants will engage in research as part of an ongoing cancer research project, attend seminars, actively participate in student journal clubs and tour various research divisions at UT Health and outside science-related entities. At the conclusion of the summer program, students will present their work an award reception.