What are Nationally Competitive Fellowships and Major Awards?
Nationally competitive opportunities are fellowships and programs that are available to high achieving students throughout the U.S. They are academically competitive, and are often geared toward students who plan to pursue advanced degrees, and who are making a difference in their field. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards is available to assist students applying for these awards and programs.
Nationally Competitive Scholarships
The awards listed on the left are nationally competitive scholarships that require university nomination. Review the eligibility requirements and contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards, or the UH representative listed, for more information on the awards. Be sure to also refer to our scholarship calendar for specific deadlines—many of these scholarships have internal deadlines for UH candidates as well as national deadlines.
Nationally Competitive Research Opportunities
The programs listed below are a few of the many competitive research opportunities available to motivated UH undergraduates.
Frontiers in Science - Summer Fellowships at UH and Rice University; 2020 Application Closed
CPRIT - Summer Fellowships through the Gulf Coast Consortia; 2020 Application Closed
NIST-SURF - Summer Fellowships in Boulder and Gaithersburg; Cancelled for Summer 2020
Amgen Scholars Program - Summer research experiences at 17 institutions across the U.S.; Cancelled for Summer 2020
Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program - Summer biomedical research experience; 2020 Application Closed
Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UTMB - Interdisciplinary summer research experience in the area of neuroscience; 2020 Application Closed
MD Anderson Cancer Center Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Purdue University Pathways and Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Conduct summer engineering research at Purdue University; 2020 Application Closed
Summer Neuroscience Internship Program at University of Florida - 2020 Application Closed
If you have any questions, or would like more information on these awards please contact Dr. Ben Rayder at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards.