The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop in May intended to orient rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to the fundamentals of conducting research. UH faculty members will lead the seminars. HERE will uncover the complexity of understanding and grappling with big picture problems. Students will discuss academic topics, broaden their professional network, and learn how to ask the right research questions when approaching their work. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
HERE students receive a $1K fall scholarship for their involvement, and an invitation to join the Houston Scholars program in the fall semester. A selected group of HERE students will also present at a Grand Challenges Forum lecture to over 150 students, faculty and staff throughout the campus community.
For more information, visit the HERE website.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at the University of Houston (SURF-UH) seeks to provide funding for rising UH sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in a focused, full-time, 10-week research experience (June 5 - August 11) under the direction of UH faculty. Current freshmen who will be sophomores in fall 2017 are eligible to apply for the fellowship. However, students graduating in spring and summer 2017 are not eligible for this program. No course credit will be offered for participation in this program, and students who have previously participated in the SURF-UH program are ineligible to reapply. This fellowship is open to students of all disciplines.
The deadline for the SURF 2017 program is Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:59p.m.
For more information, go to the SURF website.
The Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program provides talented UH juniors and seniors with the opportunity to participate in a semester-long research project under the direction of a UH faculty mentor. Recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to conduct a one-semester research project with their faculty members. All full-time UH faculty members are eligible to participate as faculty sponsors (this precludes adjunct faculty).
For more information, visit the PURS website.
The Frontiers In Science (FIS) Program is intended to introduce students from all disciplines and academic levels to the beauty and fun of scholarly pursuits in the natural and physical science disciplines, and to engage faculty in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research activities.
The Frontiers In Science Summer Research Internship is available to the undergraduates at the University of Houston (UH) and Houston Community College (HCC). The selected students will participate in cutting-edge science research in the field of biological physics during a 10-week program housed at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at Rice University.
For more information, visit the Frontiers in Science website.
The Biology of Behavior Institute (BoBI) is offering a summer scholarship to a continuing UH sophomore, junior, or senior student to participate in a 10-week research program during the summer of 2017. The research must be conducted in the laboratory of one of the BoBI faculty members, and the project must have a strong behavioral and/or neurobiological component. The BoBI Undergraduate Scholar will receive a $3500 award to conduct a full-time project during the ten-week program, and hence will not be able to enroll for course credit or receive credit for the summer research. Current SURF applicants who are applying with a BoBI faculty mentor may also apply to this program. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 gpa. The deadline to submit an application for the BoBI Summer Undergraduate Scholar program is Friday, March 24.