UTSA Provost Summer Research Mentor Program 2013

The Provost Summer Research Mentor program helps prepare students for the competitive graduate school admissions process, along with building skills to help them succeed once admitted.  This program provides the opportunity to work on an intensive research project with a UTSA faculty mentor and to participate in  professional development seminars.  Students share the results of their research endeavors at a poster session and award ceremony with other UTSA summer prep programs and their families.



  • Diverse undergraduate juniors, seniors, and master’s students are targeted for this program from UTSA, regional, and South Texas universities.  The program is designed to enhance the pathways for diverse students into UTSA doctoral programs.   We are most interested in diverse, excellent students who are likely to pursue a doctorate or master’s degree at UTSA.
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio Summer Research Program is designed to provide exceptional students with the opportunity to spend several  weeks working on a research project with a UTSA faculty mentor in their discipline.  The goal is to provide students with skills that will help them to become more competitive for admission into graduate school, and that the experience will encourage them to consider UTSA as their top choice when they consider graduate programs.
  • The program will begin in Summer and will run for a total of 7 weeks (June 3rd – July 19th).
  • There will be a session where each participant will present the results of their research project.
  • During the  summer program, students are expected to be available Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  30 hours a week will be spent working with their faculty mentor.  The specific hours can be negotiated with a mentor.
  • Once a week, there will be a professional development seminar that each student will be required to attend on Friday mornings.
  • During their participation in the summer program, students will be provided with an hourly pay for up to 30 hours per week.  The stipend will be paid in increments  and is considered to be taxable income.  The checks will be distributed during the professional development seminars.


Click here to apply:  Application for UTSA students


More information can also be found here:  http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/future-students/provost-summer-research-mentor-program/