Student Research at UNT

Participating in research enriches the education process through learning, discovery and professional development. UNT students have the opportunity to work with top research faculty and research staff, present their research, and apply for external funding support.

Honors College Programs

McNair Scholars Program — ​funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It supports juniors and seniors who are low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral education and provides the opportunity to participate in research with a faculty mentor.

UNT Undergraduate Research Fellowship —​ approximately 250 Undergraduate Research Fellowships, each funded at $500 provides support for students who show promise of significantly contributing to faculty-led research programs.

UNT Scholars Day —​ celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers at UNT. All UNT students are encouraged to participate and do not need to be members of the Honors College to present. 

Graduate Student Resources

Toulouse Graduate School — ​provides resources for graduate students, including travel grants to present research, research awards,  writing resourcesworkshops, and other support services essential for graduate student success. 

Research Courses — students involved with research should complete the Responsible Conduct of Research TrainingOnline CITI Training, and Safety courses. Ask your faculty mentor which course is right for you.

To search for funding to support your research, refer to resources such as the Pivot database and refer to the Pivot online tutorial to learn more. 

Consider applying for the prestigious programs, including the NSF Graduate Research FellowshipFord Foundation Fellowship Program, or determine if you are eligible for NIH training opportunities.

College and Departmental Research Focused Events

Many research events occur at the departmental or college level; ask your faculty mentors and advisors for updates on opportunities.

Biology Graduate Student Association

College of Science Research and Corporate Relations Day

College of Engineering

Chemistry NSF-REU program

Science Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards