Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

Green Fellowship Application and 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 and Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Program Eligibility

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 of college in order to participate in the program. Most have completed two and a half years of study before beginning the program, including those who have transferred to UT Dallas.
  • Evidence of interest and motivation for a future research-intensive career
  • GPA of 3.4 and higher
  • Evidence of personal integrity, resiliency, maturity, as well as problem-solving and creativity

Additional Details

Student participants receive 12 hours of undergraduate research credit for semester, 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 at UT Dallas

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

Completed application due on Thursday, September 16th by 11:59PM and all supplemental materials as outlined in the application must be received no later than Wednesday, September 22nd by 11:59PM.

The class of Green Fellows will be announced by mid-October 2022. Faculty and laboratory assignments will be communicated to each student by the end of the Fall Semester.

Spring Semester at UT Southwestern

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

Students are not allowed to take classes at UT Dallas during their Fellowship at UT Southwestern other than the 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.

Contact Us

UT Dallas

Dr. A. Dean Sherry
Green Fellows Program Co-Director

Main Contact

Deb McGill
Program Coordinator for the Green Fellows Program


UT Southwestern

Dr. Stuart Ravnik
Green Fellows Program Co-Director

Main Contact

Erika Anderson
Senior Administrative Associate for the Green Fellows Program