Summer Training Among Research Scientists (STARS) Program

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The STARS program provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in a research laboratory under the supervision of faculty and senior graduate students. Participants are selected in open competition and must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Junior standing the upcoming fall semester
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Major in the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, etc.)
  • Intention of pursuing a Ph.D. after graduation

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Program Components

  • Academic advising
  • Study strategies assistance and tutoring
  • Library and electronic research techniques
  • Preparation for research
  • Faculty mentors
  • Research presentation skills
  • Pre-graduate school advising
  • Information and strategies for financial support in graduate school
  • Choosing a graduate school

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Summer Research Internship

Participants will be awarded faculty-mentored summer research internships. These internships are full-time ten-week commitments. Interns will:

  • work with faculty mentor whose research interests are related to their own;
  • receive a stipend of approximately $3,000
  • write a paper based on the intern’s research results; and
  • develop a computer-assisted oral presentation and a research poster to be presented at the end of the summer program
  • program runs May 16 through July 22, 2016

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Housing is included in the program.

Application Packet

The following materials must be submitted by the applicant by March 18, 2016 (This is not a postmark date. All materials must be received by March 18 for consideration):

  • Checklist
  • Application
  • Current transcript
  • Transcripts of all colleges previously attended
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty members. Click here to launch the recommendation form. (Print two copies)

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


Refer any questions and send application materials to:

Pat Baker
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., EAD Р248H
Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2699

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This page was last modified on March 9, 2016