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Featured Research Opportunities

University of Houston Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at the University of Houston (SURF-UH) provides funding ($4,000) for rising UH sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in a focused, full-time, 10-week research experience under the direction of UH faculty. This fellowship is open to students of all academic disciplines. Students graduating in spring and summer 2019 are not eligible for this program. The deadline for the SURF 2019 program is Friday, March 22, 2019.

Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) May 2019 Research Seminar: The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop (May 13-24, 2019) intended to orient students on the fundamentals of conducting research. The program is open to current freshmen and sophomores from all majors. Competitive candidates have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. HERE students receive a $1K scholarship upon successful completion of the program. The application deadline is Friday, March 22, 2019.

BoBI Undergraduate Scholarship Program:The Biology of Behavior Institute (BoBI) and the Office of Undergraduate Research are offering a summer scholarship to one continuing UH sophomore, junior, or senior student to participate in a 10-week research program during the summer of 2019. 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 $4000 fellowship 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 Undergraduate Scholar program is Friday, March 22, 2019

Frontiers in Science Summer Research Program: 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. Available to undergraduates at the University of Houston (UH) and Houston Community College (HCC), 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. Application deadline extended to March 22, 2019. Interested? Visit the FIS website for information on how to apply.

Cancer Research Education Program at UH and Baylor College of Medicine: Are you interested in Cancer Health Disparity Research? Would you like to participate in a Cancer Drug Discovery/ Development Laboratory Research to tackle cancers with disparity? Would you like to learn about various Career Opportunities in Cancer Research and cancer health disparity research? Cancer affects all ethnic populations in the United States. But certain groups have disproportionate risk of incidence or death from cancer compared with other groups. Students interested in these questions are encouraged to send a brief description of your interest in any of the above areas (indicate all that are applicable) with your CV to Ms. Rontavia Sanders at This opportunity is a joint program sponsored by the University of Houston College of Pharmacy-Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Next Gen Energy X Summer Internship Program: Seeking applicants that are UH STEM or business majors that are rising sophomores and juniors. Selected students will have the opportunity to earn a $4,000.00 stipend and learn about energy innovation and entrepreneurship. The program will be held June 3 - July 12, 2019.The program will require a full-time commitment from the students selected. If you are interested in this fast-track development program that will allow you to utilize your degree and develop your skills in innovation and entrepreneurship for the prominent energy industry, please submit your application by Monday, March 25th, at 5:00pm.

Fall 2019 Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship: The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting applications for the Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program, a part-time, faculty mentored research opportunity which awards a $1000 scholarship for the fall 2019 semester. Rising juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, who have not previously participated in the PURS program, are eligible to apply. The deadline for the fall 2019 PURS program is Friday, April 19, 2019. More information and the online application are available on the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Eye to the Future - Developing the Next Generation of Childhood Obesity Prevention Educators: The Eye to the Future internship for UH students seeks to develop the next generation of childhood obesity educators. The internship will a) teach entry-level skills to develop, deliver and evaluate a healthy lifestyle program and b) provide professional development training for careers in nutrition, obesity and public health. Students will receive a $3,500 stipend, faculty mentorship and career and professional development. See the program flyer for more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. Link to online application.

2019 i3 Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Students: The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information and a research project spanning the year. Participants receive full funding for program expenses, including transportation to and from Pittsburgh, campus housing, and meals; earn a stipend or $1,200 for the Introductory Institute and $600 for the Concluding Institute; prepare for the GRE with free training sessions. All application materials must be received by April 15, 2019. Interested students are encouraged to apply!