The Summer Research Academy is a program across University of Texas System universities in which students at any UT institution can apply to join a research program at any of the participating UT institutions. The Summer Research Academy begins at the end of May and goes until the first week of August. Students are paid a stipend of $3,000 for their work during the 10-week period during summer.

EOE Summer Research Academy will be postponed to Summer 2023. We will not open the application for the upcoming Summer 2022.

Learn more about the Summer Research Academy and participating institutions

If selected for a Cockrell School program, students are required to work at least 30 hours per week for the duration of the program and must have their own housing in Austin.

All applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Have completed at least 45 credit hours, with at least 30 hours completed at UT Austin on or before May 20

Selected participants must:

  • Work a total of 30 hours per week in a 10-week summer program
  • Participate in the full duration of the program
  • Attend Summer Research Academy orientation
  • Attend all meetings or workshops set by the program
  • Complete an abstract, poster, final summary and PowerPoint presentation at the end of summer

Steps to apply:

  1. Take a look at the EOE SRA/TREX Partnerships list to view names, research areas and a sampling of possible research projects.
  2. Complete the supplemental portion of the application containing Summer Research Academy reference form and essay prompts. (Please note: EOE staff are not allowed to write your letter of reference.) 
  3. Submit essays and references to the EOE Program via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please note: Recommenders can submit their letter of reference directly to the EOE Program Coordinator.