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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.

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 is March 7, 2019. Interested? Visit the FIS website for information on how to apply.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Summer Research Program: Seeking an exciting summer research experience? Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in STEM: science, technology, engineering, math, or computer science? Then apply for the 2018 NIST-SURF Program! Participants will conduct summer research at an NIST laboratory in Gaithersburg, MD or Boulder, CO. Application deadline extended due to government shutdown. New deadline TBA.

2019 Clemson Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: This Summer Undergraduate Research Program will provide selected students with unique research training and professional development through an intensive ten-week summer program in the Department of Chemistry. In line with the strategic goals of the university, research opportunities will fall within two broad focus areas: Advanced Materials and Chemical Biology. For more information see Application deadline is February 15, 2019.

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