What are Nationally Competitive Fellowships and Major Awards?
Nationally competitive opportunities are fellowships and programs that are available to high achieving students throughout the U.S. They are academically competitive and are often geared toward students who plan to pursue advanced degrees and who are making a difference in their field. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards is available to assist students applying for these awards and programs.
Nationally Competitive Scholarships
The awards listed on the left are nationally competitive scholarships that require University nomination. Review the eligibility requirements, and contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards, or the UH representative listed, for more information on the awards. Be sure to also refer to our scholarship calendar for specific deadlines — many of these scholarships have internal deadlines for UH candidates as well as national deadlines.
Nationally Competitive Research Opportunities
The programs listed below are a few of the many competitive research opportunities available to motivated UH undergraduates.
CPRIT – Summer Fellowships through the Gulf Coast Consortia;
NIST-SURF – Summer Fellowships in Boulder and Gaithersburg;
Amgen Scholars Program – Summer research experiences at 17 institutions across the U.S.;
Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program – Summer biomedical research experience;
Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UTMB – Interdisciplinary summer research experience in the area of neuroscience;
MD Anderson Cancer Center Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students;
Purdue University Pathways and Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Conduct summer engineering research at Purdue University;
Summer Neuroscience Internship Program at University of Florida; - Summer public health fellowship at the University of Florida;
Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Public Health Scholars Program; - Summer public health fellowship at Columbia;
UMich Future Public Health Leaders Program; - Summer public health fellowship at UMich;
UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program; - Summer public health fellowship at UCLA;
Vienna BioCenter Summer School; - Summer life science research in Vienna;
If you have any questions or would like more information on these awards, please contact Ben Rayder at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards.