Applications accepted from November 05th, 2018 – April 10th, 2019
Gain invaluable biomedical research experience. Collaborate with health research experts. Get paid. Have fun!
This exciting program matches students from BUILDing SCHOLARS Pipeline Partner institutions with UTEP faculty to conduct a full-time 10-week summer research project based on mutual research interests and mentor availability.
Students receive one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors on a cutting-edge biomedical research project in one of seven research nodes: addiction, cancer, degenerative and chronic diseases, environmental health, health disparities, infectious diseases and translational biomedicine.
Examples of faculty-mentored research projects include:
A notarized Affidavit of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Form (link to form) will be required to complete your application. For the list of acceptable documents visit http://www.tn.gov/safety/article/dlcitizen to complete application. Please note that you will upload this document to complete application. If selected you will be required to present the original Affidavit of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency form.
Must be 18 years or older by the time the program starts, May 28, 2019.
The student must be finishing his/her freshman or sophomore year in May 2019. Those students finishing their junior or senior year in May 2019 are not eligible to apply.
U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
3.0 GPA or above is strongly desired.
The program is open to students from a variety of majors including:
The student should be interested in one of seven transdisciplinary research nodes: addiction, cancer, degenerative and chronic diseases, environmental health, health disparities, infectious diseases and translational biomedicine.
Currently enrolled at, and returning for the next academic year to, one of the following schools:
Receive one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors on a cutting-edge biomedical research project in one of seven research nodes.
Become part of a formal mentoring program, through an online mentoring platform, which includes an innovative online profile-based mentor matching protocol designed to provide students with a faculty mentor who fits their unique research interests and skills.
Receive mentee training to help develop the skills needed to grow as a researcher.
Complete a weeklong “Foundations of Research Course” (zero-credit) before their research project begins.
Attend professional development workshops designed to help the student grow as a scholar and be competitive for graduate school admission
Are pre-accepted, based on satisfactory performance during their first summer at UTEP, to return to the program for a second summer at UTEP with the same mentor or another mentor (depending on preferences) or to one of several programs at a research partner institution.