Developing Undergraduate Researchers-Matter (DURA-M) Program

Summer 4DURA-M, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addresses the significant gap in the number of underrepresented minority groups, disadvantaged populations and individuals with disabilities that enter biomedical and behavioral science careers. This program will provide undergraduate students interested in pursuing NIDA-related research, a 10-week summer research experience in a mentor-guided laboratory and workshops to enhance their academic and career development.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students completing freshman year and sophomore year and junior year students
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average
  • U. S. Citizen or permanent residency
  • Major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or other life science
  • Intention of pursuing education beyond the bachelor’s level

Program Components:

  • Faculty mentors
  • Ten-weeks of mentor-guided research
  • Mini-lecture series in NIDA-focus areas
  • Preparation for research
  • Research presentation skills
  • Library and electronic research techniques
  • Poster Presentation of Research at Program-end
  • Mentee Training and Networking through the National Research Mentoring Network

Summer Research Internship Scholar Support:

  • Stipend Allowance (Approximately $3,921)
  • Living Accommodations
  • Travel Allowance

Application Materials:

The following materials must be submitted by March 13, 2020:

  • Application
  • Transcripts (official) from the all undergraduate institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members

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

 

Send application materials to:

UNT Health Science Center

Center for Diversity and International Programs

Attn: DURA-M/NIDA

3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, STE 248

Fort Worth, TX 76107-269

 

For more information, please contact:

Heather Longtin                                             Pat Baker

Administrative Coordinator                          Sr. Administrative Coordinator

heather.longtin@unthsc.edu                       pat.baker@unthsc.edu

817-735-0114                                                   817-735-0642

 

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