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Announcing the 2018 UT-System Summer Research Academy Abroad (SRA Abroad) - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If you’re interested in combining your passion for science with exploration of a new culture, you should consider applying to the 2018 SRA Abroad. Even if you don’t speak another language, your prior research knowledge and the fact that most research groups conduct their work in English means that you could have an incredible experience for your professional development and growth as a scientist or engineer.

What is the SRA Abroad?
Eight students from LSAMP partner schools will be selected for the eight-week long program that takes place abroad each summer. The students prepare to go abroad as a group through participation in a spring 2018 seminar via videoconference from their respective campuses. This seminar prepares participants for both the scientific and cultural components of the program. For the summer, students are placed in individual, independent research experiences in labs or research groups at institutions abroad. Ideally, participants are paired by location/city in order to share accommodations, although they will not necessarily be placed in the same lab or even at the same institution. The primary focus in summer will be participating in research, but students will also be required to blog about their time abroad, writing about what they’re learning both in and out of the lab. Upon their return to the U.S., SRA Abroad students will be invited to participate, all expenses paid, in the annual UT System Student Research Conference that takes place each September.

Students selected for the SRA Abroad will receive:

• A summer stipend ($4,000)
• Roundtrip international airfare
• Housing and food allowance

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Full-time status majoring in a STEM (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field
• Sophomore or junior status. Students who will graduate prior to the summer experience abroad are not eligible to apply.
• Prior research experience (must include participation for at least one summer or one full academic year).
• U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

To apply, visit the UT System LSAMP web page at: http://lsamp.utep.edu. Applications for the SRA Abroad must be submitted on-line via the link at the above website. The application deadline is Monday, October 16, 2017.  On-line recommendation from your research supervisor is also due Monday, October 16, 2017.

For more information contact Lynda Gonzales, SRA Abroad Program Coordinator, at lyndag@austin.utexas.edu or 512-232-8345.
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The UT System LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD-1202008. Funding for the Bridge to the Doctorate projects is provided by NSF grant numbers HRD-0832951 (BD 2008-2010), HRD-0929727 (BD 2009-2011), HRD-1139929 (BD 2011-2013), and HRD-1301858 (BD 2013-2015).
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