The Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas

Green Fellowship Application and Eligibility

Green Fellowship Program Eligibility

Students participating in the Green Fellowship work in either a basic or medical research laboratory on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus for one semester. Medical research draws upon a variety of disciplines and the program works well when students bring a variety of knowledge and expertise to the program.

Students from the following majors are eligible and encouraged to apply:

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Student applicants should have a basic level of knowledge in their major and some experimental laboratory experience is considered helpful. Students must have completed their sophomore year at UT Dallas in order to participate in the program. Most have completed three years of study at UT Dallas before beginning the program.

Student participants receive 12 hours of undergraduate research credit for their semester of work, but are not allowed to take additional classes during the Fellowship. Students interested in participating in the Green Fellowship should meet with their academic advisor to devise a degree plan that can accommodate a semester of full-time research.

Green Fellowship Program Timeline

Fall Semester

Students should download and complete the Green Fellowship application. The application is available at www.utsouthwestern.edu/greenfellows.

Completed application and all supplemental materials as outlined in the application must be received by October 18, 2013.

The ninth class of Green Fellows will be announced by October 31, 2013. Faculty and laboratory assignments will be communicated to each student by the end of the Fall Semester.

Spring Semester

Students will begin research at UT Southwestern at the beginning of the Spring Semester.

Students will not be allowed to take classes at UT Dallas during their Fellowship at UT Southwestern other than a research course. Some students do fulfill a writing requirement during their Green Fellowship by writing papers about their research experience.

Students will present their research to the UT Dallas and UT Southwestern communities at a poster session in May, 2014.

Additional Information:

At UT Dallas:
Dr. A. Dean Sherry, Green Fellows Program Co-Director
Contact Deb McGill, Administrative Assistant for the Green Fellows Program
972-883-2904

At UT Southwestern:
Dr. Nancy Street, Green Fellows Program Co-Director
Contact Vanessa Powell, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Green Fellows Program
214-633-1311