What is SUPER?

SUPER is an undergraduate research program at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of SUPER is to prepare students for the rigors of graduate school by providing immersive, hands-on experience in active scientific labs.

What will I study while in the SUPER program?

Students will have an opportunity to join a research stream that is working on real-world, cutting-edge scientific questions. SUPER is teaming up with the University of Texas Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) to provide a wide variety of research streams that students will join for the duration of the summer. A list of streams avalible to SUPER students can be found here.

When will the program begin and end?

Students will arrive the last week of May. The program will end in early August with a campus-wide poster session.

Where will I stay during the program?

The SUPER program will provide a shared dorm room with private bath on campus for the duration of the summer. These dorm rooms are a 10 minute walk from most labs. As part of the dorm package, you will recieve $600 in Dine In Dollars for use in cafeterias.

Will I be paid a stipend? If so, how much?

You will recieve a living wage stipend, in addition to a $500 travel voucher.

How is SUPER funded?

SUPER is funded in part by the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES), the Department of Molecular Biosciences, and the College of Natural Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Will there be activities outside of the lab?

The program will hold a large number of academic and social events throughout the summer. You will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, current students, and staff. And you will have the chance to explore Austin, which is the cultural capital of Texas.