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.

No longer accepting applications!

Program Dates:

Start Date: May 10, 2022

End Date: July 15, 2022

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:

No longer accepting applications!

  • 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


3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, STE 248

Fort Worth, TX 76107-269


For more information, please contact:

Pat Baker
Sr. Administrative Coordinator

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