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Undergraduate Research Programs

Research Experience for Students

The  UH  Drug Discovery Institute  is developing several programs to provide students with the tools, resources, and knowledge to pursue careers in research that addresses unmet medical needs. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to lead and solve complex topics with innovative solutions. Therefore, these students will gain hands-on research experience and a toolbox of translatable skills that will prepare them for a future in relevant research careers.


The UH-CURE (Cardiovascular Undergraduate Research Experience) Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is seeking students interested in exploring the diverse opportunities in cardiovascular research at the University of Houston. In this 10-week summer research program, participants will immerse themselves in comprehensive research that spans a wide range of fields from fundamental science to population health. Each participant will receive a $6,000 stipend in addition to on-campus room and board at UH and travel costs covered by NIH.

Applications closed.

UH-CURE Program


UH-HEART Summer Program

Funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), the University of Houston’s – Houston Experience for Advancing Research and Training (UH-HEART) program provides transdisciplinary summer research experiences and translatable skills that prepare participants for future careers in cardiovascular-related research.

Applications closed.

UH-HEART Program


UH-DRUG Summer Program

The UH DDI Research for UnderGrads (UH DRUG) Summer Program provides transdisciplinary summer research experience focused on drug discovery and development and translatable skills that prepare participants for future careers in biomedical research. Up to five fellowships will be awarded to rising UH sophomores, juniors and seniors to participate in a focused, full-time, 10-week research experience under the direction of UH faculty.

Applications closed.

UH-DRUG Program