Summer Multicultural Advancement Research Training (SMART)


No longer accepting applications.

SMART, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 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 biomedical sciences related research, a 10-week summer research experience in a mentor-guided laboratory and workshops to enhance their academic and career development.

Program Dates:

Start Date: May 10, 2022

End Date: July 15, 2022


Eligibility Requirements

  • Students completing freshman year and sophomore 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 Biomedical Sciences 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 of approximately $4,000 (minus taxes)
  • Living Accommodations
  • Travel Allowance

Application Materials:

No longer accepting applications.

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


Send application materials to:

UNT Health Science Center
Center for Diversity and International Programs
SMART Summer Program
Attn: Pat Baker, Administrative Coordinator
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-269