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Longhorn Scholars Research Award

Office of Undergraduate Research
Longhorn Scholars Research Award
Scholarship Information

Spring 2014 Awards: $250-$1,000
Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 4 p.m.
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Award Information

The Office of Undergraduate Research invites you to apply for the Longhorn Scholars Research Award for spring 2014. The award is designed to encourage students to get involved in research during their time at The University of Texas at Austin. Awards will range from $250 to $1,000 for students pursuing and receiving course credit for their undergraduate research experiences in spring 2014.

To be eligible to apply for this award, you must:

  • Be a degree-seeking undergraduate student through at least spring 2014.
  • Be part of the Longhorn Scholars Program.

If selected for the award, you must:

  • Engage in a semester-long research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The research project could take several forms, including assisting on a faculty member’s research project, pursuing your own independent research project, or pursuing a research experience as part of a study abroad program.
  • Register for and receive course credit for the experience, either through your major department or through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • Write a 3 to 5-page reflection essay at the completion of your experience, and turn it in to the Office of Undergraduate Research in FAC 33 by the end of the semester.

If you think you might be interested in applying for this award or in participating in research during your time at The University of Texas at Austin, we encourage you to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and set up an appointment to speak with an advisor. Whether you have a specific project in mind, or whether you just know you’re interested in some kind of research, we can help you brainstorm ideas, decide how to contact a faculty member, and understand the steps you should take to find the right research experience for you.

Application Instructions

The deadline for all materials is Friday, November 1, 2013 at 4 p.m. Submit your completed application in person to FAC 33 . Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research program coordinator, Dr. Rebecca Wilcox by email or 512-232-5792, or your Longhorn Scholars Program advisor with questions about the award or eligibility.