The Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Computer Science, Neuroscience, Physics and Public Health Departments
invite applications for Summer Research Stipends
- Austin College biology, chemistry, mathematics/computer science, neuroscience, physics, or public health students
- No previous research experience required.
Deadline for applications -- Friday, March 12, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
Expectations of stipend recipients
- Enthusiasm for original research
- Put in at least 300 hours over the course of the summer
- A willingness to adapt your schedule to the needs of the research project
- No concurrent jobs or summer courses
- Biology & chemistry students are required to make a presentation to the Biology or Chemistry Department during the subsequent Fall or Spring semesters
- Attend presentations by Austin College faculty on potential research projects.
Biology Department: Thursday, February 11, 4:30 p.m. (Zoom link to follow)
Chemistry Department: Wednesday, February 24, 4:30 p.m. (Zoom link to follow)
- Review faculty areas of research interest (see list below) regarding potential topics. Please note, faculty in the Department of Biology and Drs. Hebda and Richardson request potential applicants meet with them prior to applying. These meetings should be scheduled as soon as possible in the new year.
- Complete and submit the Online Application by 5 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021.
- Interested students are encouraged to attend the Austin College Scholarship Conference (ACSC), March 18-20, 2021 to discuss with current students work ongoing in prospective labs.
Successful candidates will be selected based on 1) Quality of application statement (and any other written material requested by your proposed sponsor); 2) Courses taken; 3) Austin College record; and 4) Available research positions with faculty members.
Potential Sponsors for Summer 2021
Department of Biology
Departments of Mathematics & Computer Science
Renee Countryman - Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Chemistry
Public Health Program
Saritha Bangara - Women's Health Education
This program is funded by sources including the Brittain Biology Student Research Endowment, The Andy and Narcadean Buckner Biology Scholars Program, the Howard McCarley Biology Research Endowment, the Welch Foundation, the Discovery Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.
For further information, contact Dr. Jessica Healy (biology), x2338, IC 222.