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Undergrad Students

WCAAR Research

Many Waggoner Center labs provide research and job opportunities for undergraduate students. These include research projects for class credit and paid research positions. Please contact faculty members directly regarding research possibilities.

Additional Resources

Undergraduate Research Information Sessions - Advisors from the Office of Undergraduate Research answer questions and talk about strategies for getting involved in undergraduate research at UT Austin in weekly sessions.

Freshman Research Initiative - Offers first-year students the opportunity to conduct original, publishable research in chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, molecular biology, physics, astronomy and computer sciences.

EUREKA - A searchable database designed to support undergraduate participation in research and creative activity across the campus. Students can identify faculty matching reseach interests, search for research opportunities, and connect with Office of Undergraduate Research advisors to learn more about getting involved.

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Graduate Students

Graduate Programs

As an organized research unit, the Center does not administer its own graduate program, but participates in the five programs listed below. Students interested in addiction research may work toward a doctoral degree with Waggoner Center faculty members through these programs. The links below describe the admissions process and degree requirements.

Behavioral Neuroscience

Cell & Molecular Biology

Clinical Psychology

Neuroscience

Pharmacology

Fred Murphy Jones & Homer Lindsey Bruce Endowed Fellowships

For incoming or continuing graduate students in alcoholism and addiction research. Recipients may be of any residence status. Selected by a committee of Waggoner Center faculty primarily on the basis of academic merit and research achievement. Stipend plus tuition, fees, insurance and travel allowances.

Other Predoctoral Fellowship Support

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies fellowship index for a list of university- and externally-funded fellowships.


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Alcohol Training Grant

Stipends provided for continuing graduate students in alcohol research. Recipients may be US citizens or permanent residents. Students are nominated by their graduate programs and selected by a faculty committee primarily on the basis of academic merit and research achievement. Stipend plus tuition, fees, insurance and travel allowances. Administered by the College of Pharmacy. Please see the training grant web page for further information.

Neuroscience Training Grant

For incoming graduate students admitted to the Institute for Neuroscience. Recipients may be US citizens or permanent residents. A faculty committee considers all students admitted to the neuroscience program; awards are based on academic merit and research achievement. Stipend plus tuition, fees, insurance and travel allowances. Please visit the Institute's Student Support page for further information.

Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs), Teaching Assistants (TAs) & Assistant Instructors (AIs)

Graduate students should contact faculty members regarding paid research positions in their labs. Stipend, tuition, fees, and UT Austin insurance provided by federally-funded grants. Please contact your graduate coordinator concerning TA/AI positions and see the Office of Graduate Studies student employment page for further information on academic appointments.