Summer Research Program

Administration of the Summer Research Programs (SRP) has transferred to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Summer Research Programs

Welcome

I am glad to see you are interested in research. If you are a first year medical student (MS1) you are in the right place. The Summer Research Programs (SRP) is here to help you with organizing your summer to conduct research either at UTMB or outside of UTMB. In this webpage, you will find current research opportunities and the steps to follow to enroll in a Summer Research Program.

Important Dates

UTMB SOM Academic Calendar

  • 8 Week Program – Period 13 and Period 1
  • 4 Week Program* – Either Period 13 or Period 1
  • *Note: with prior written approval from Director
  • SRP Application Opens: February 1
  • SRP Application Closes: April 3
  • Lab Training (if required) occurs in April

Steps to Apply

STEP 1. Click on the link UTMB Faculty Mentor List to view a list of Principal Investigators (PI’s) and their discipline.
STEP 2. Contact research mentor and receive their approval. Obtain description or your responsibilities. (You may apply for a Stipend Program or ask your research mentor if they are able to provide a stipend. You cannot receive credit if you are given paid employment, but a stipend to offset expenses is acceptable.)
STEP 3. Complete the application form for the 8-week research. The link to the electronic application will be available here by February 15. Once the student submits the form, it will be routed to the research mentor’s email for electronic approval, and then the SRP Director. After the student has submitted the online form, it is recommended that the student alert the mentor to approve the form. Students will receive an automated email once the form has been approved by the mentor and SRP program.
STEP 4.

Fill out the Annual Research Questionnaire and send to Employee Health

*Note: Students will need to add their DOB and SS# in the Employee ID section of the form.  If a student is uncomfortable with listing their SS#, they will need to call employee health to provide this information.

STEP 5. Follow up, at a minimum, weekly by calling, not emailing, Employee Health to see if cleared for rotation.
STEP 6. Notify the SRP Coordinator of employee health clearance via email.
STEP 7. Clearance and notification to the SRP Coordinator must occur two weeks prior to the rotation start date, or risk not being enrolled in the SRP.
STEP 8. Conduct 8-week research and attend required meetings.
STEP 9. Present research as a Poster, approved by the Mentor/PI. Fill out required evaluations and upload all required documents to your unique folder on SharePoint.

Additional Poster Informational Hypothesis & Posters

For further information regarding the SRP, please contact:

Dr. Daniel Jupiter
dajupite@utmb.edu

Chris Rhodes
chmrhode@utmb.edu
(409) 772-3661
Levin Hall, Room 3.316F


Stipend Program Information:

SCiTR and TL1 - https://www.utmb.edu/its/learning/degrees-certificates/scholarly-concentration-in-translational-researchNIAID T35 - https://www.utmb.edu/microbiology/trainees/niaid-t35/overviewMSTAR - https://www.utmb.edu/scoa/education/mstar-program

Deadlines

  1. SCiTR/TL1: March 4th
  2. NIAID T35: April 1st
  3. MSTAR: February 1st

PLEASE NOTE: For those SRP students that wish to receive a stipend, there is a separate application process, which must be BOTH completed and accepted prior to completing the SRP Application. For more information, please use the links above, including stipend program contacts.


Important Training Information:

All research students will attend the General Lab Knowledge Training on Orientation Day (first day of the block). All students whose research project involves lab time, will be required to attend several training sessions during the first week of the programs. Times will be assigned. Any research that involves animals requires additional training. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible or Malissa A. Mayer-Diaz (mamayerd@UTMB.EDU). to accommodate your training needs.