Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

Due to the ongoing of COVID-19 pandemic, the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Center for Diversity and International Programs (UNTHSC-CDIP) is uncertain about its Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) for 2021. At this time, we are in the process of determining if the program will be offered on campus, virtually, or will be postponed.  We expect to have a decision in early March. Please continue to check the website for more updated information.

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The Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART)

The Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART) Program brings undergraduate students to the UNT Health Science Center campus to participate in a 10-week biomedical sciences project. Participants become familiar with the varied disciplines and methodologies used in biomedical research.

SMART is a program for multicultural students made possible in part by the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The NIH has designated African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans and Mainland Puerto Ricans as underrepresented populations in the sciences. However, through additional funding provided by our corporate partners, the UNT Health Science Center invites applications from all interested students.

Application Materials: The following materials must be submitted by March 11, 2021

Start Date: May 11, 2021

End Date: July 16, 2021


Apply to SMART Program


Img 7652The Developing Undergraduate Researchers-Matter (DURA-M) Program, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse

This program will provide undergraduate students interested in pursuing NIDA-related research, a 10-week summer research experience in a mentor-guided laboratory.  The expectation is an increase in the number of diverse and highly motivates students attaining biomedical degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. This program addresses the significant gap in the number of underrepresented minority groups, disadvantaged populations, and individuals with disabilities that enter biomedical and behavioral science careers.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2021

Start Date: May 12, 2021

End Date: July 16, 2021


Apply to DURA-M Program Sponsored by NIDA


Transcripts (official) from the all undergraduate institutions attended

Two letters of recommendation from faculty members

All application materials become the property of the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and cannot be returned.


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