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UNT-HHMI Undergraduate Researchers Program

The UNT-HHMI Undergraduate Researchers Program (UNT-HHMI URP) provided paid research experiences to an average of 10 UNT students per year from 2010 through 2015. We are looking for motivated undergraduate researchers to participate as part of our group of undergraduate researchers. The priority application deadline will be March 18, 2014 for positions during the Summer 2014 semester. The UNT-HHMI URP engaged junior and senior biology and biochemistry majors in the opportunity to engage in a PAID research experience in the laboratory of an active UNT biology or biochemistry researcher for the summer semester. Students also received stipends for printing research posters, stipends to travel to a conference, and a stipend for laboratory supplies.

NOTICE: The Undergraduate Researchers Program is no longer accepting applications.

Placement of participants with a research mentor will be coordinated between the UNT-HHMI Advisory Board, research mentors, the program coordinator, and the selected students.

What does the UNT-HHMI Undergraduate Researchers Program offer students?

Who can participate in the Undergraduate Researchers Program?


Contact the UNT-HHMI Program Office

Program Coordinator: Denece Gerlach

Email: hhmi@unt.edu

Office: Life Sciences A223

Program Director: Dr. Lee Hughes

Office: Life Sciences A223

Mailing Address: University of North Texas

UNT-HHMI Program Office

Department of Biological Sciences

1155 Union circle #305220

Denton, TX 76203-5017

    • $10/hr X 40 hrs/week during 10 week summer semester.
    • Stipend for student research supplies. (to research mentor)
    • Travel Stipend for students to attend a regional or national scientific conference in their research field for students who participate.
    • Stipend for printing a research poster.
    • Valuable lab research experience under the mentorship of a UNT faculty member.
    • Current UNT undergraduate biology or biochemistry students who have been accepted to the major (final pre-major requirements may be completed concurrently with the experience) who will be juniors or seniors in the semester in which they will begin the program. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be eligible to be employed at UNT
    • Previous research experience is not required.
    • Participants will be selected by the UNT-HHMI Advisory Board.
    • To apply for Undergraduate Researcher positions in Summer 2014, please fill out the application provided as a Word Document or a PDF file.