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Participation in these programs gives a student a specific framework for their research experience.  Interested undergraduate students may also directly contact faculty members with whom they would like to work.  

Interested undergraduates may approach research opportunities in a variety of ways.  Students who are or wish to be part of certain programs may become involved in research through those programs.  A partial list of these programs includes:

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP))

The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines with particular emphasis in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines.


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  It helps to prepare undergraduates from first-generation/low-income or  underrepresented backgrounds to pursue graduate study leading to the PhD.  It is open to all disciplines but especially encourages STEM majors to participate.  A summer undergraduate research internship for rising seniors (with a $3,000 stipend and scholarship for 3 credit hours of independent study related to the project) is a key component of the program.

Further information on eligibility and how to enroll may be obtained by visiting the McNair website or by contacting their office at 817-272-3715, or

Honors College Research

Each summer, the Honors College awards up to 10 Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URAs) for eligible Honors College students in any discipline. The student may contribute to ongoing faculty research under the direction of a full-time faculty member at UT Arlington or submit his or her own independent research proposal for approval and mentoring by a full-time faculty member. The URA is designed to provide students with paid hands-on research experience that will provide a foundation for their senior project and for advanced study. The Honors College funds the student for the 11-week summer semester in the amount of $10/hour for 25 hours/week. Enrollment is required. 

I Engage Mentoring Program

The IM Program will provide doctoral and doctoral-bound students who have completed 30 hours of graduate study an opportunity to gain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research mentor to a UT Arlington undergraduate. The program is open to all junior-senior level undergraduate students but minority and underrepresented and first generation undergraduates are particularly encouraged to participate. Graduate students will receive a $400 stipend during the term in which they participate in the project. Undergraduates will receive a scholarship for 3 semester credit hours of independent study in the term in which they participate in the project.


The University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas Pan American have created AUGMENTS, a program that offers exciting opportunities and financial support to students studying in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, geology, and environmental science. This program helps undergraduate students complete their undergraduate studies while learning geosciences concepts and research skills that will prepare them to succeed in graduate school and join the scientific geosciences workforce.

ACS - Directory of Experience Opportunities 

ACS is a searchable online depository for all kinds of undergraduate experiences.


UTSW SURF Program is an intensive 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship with areas of focus in Biological Chemistry and many areas of Biology.

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry SURF Program

Carry out Summer Research, right here at UTA by applying for this competitive and prestigious fellowship.

ORAU University Partnerships

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the information below. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions.  Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

The competition for the 2013 HS-STEM Summer Internships sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently open. 

In 2013 DHS will sponsor about 60 summer internships for students majoring in homeland security disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM). These internships are open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of DHS mission-relevant research areas and graduate students interested in the specific field of Nuclear and Radiological Threat Detection.

The DHS HS-STEM program will cover student’s travel expenses and includes a stipend. Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $500 per week ($5,000 for 10 weeks). Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week ($7,000 for 10 weeks). 10-week research experiences are offered at:

National laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River

Other Research facilities: Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, and more!

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 15, 2013

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

Additionally, a flier is located at: 

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the program. For questions please email us at