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UT Dallas/UT Southwestern Green Fellows

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Green Fellows

The Green Fellows program, offered jointly by UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), provides a semester-long, paid undergraduate research fellowship for UT Dallas students. The program is most appropriate for those students interested in Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. pathways, after graduation from UTD.

Green Fellows pursue individual research projects under the direction of the graduate school faculty at UT Southwestern. Fellows are selected by the faculty mentors and assigned to a research project according to each fellow's previous training and research interests.

Green Fellows gain experience in modern research techniques, and plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. The program introduces students to the kinds of projects encountered during postgraduate research training, and fosters an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of answers to current questions in the biological sciences.

At the end of the semester, fellows will present their research in a research forum. In addition to intensive research, Green Fellows attend lectures and seminars on the UT Southwestern campus.

Fellowships are available in the areas of:

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Organic Chemistry
Green Fellows Poster Session
Green Fellows Poster Session


Selection criteria include, but are not limited to: Evidence of interest and motivation for a future research-intensive career; GPA of 3.4 and higher, evidence of personal integrity, resiliency, and maturity; evidence of problem solving and creativity; the strength of the recommendation evaluation; and individual interviews with UTSW/UTD selection committee members on the UTD campus. In addition, applicants must have a minimum of two years of college experience or participation. Prior Research Experience is valuable, but not required.

Green Fellows will be concurrently enrolled in graded undergraduate research at UTD, but must be available full time to participate in research at UT Southwestern Medical Center over an entire semester.


Green Fellows receive a stipend of $4,000 for the semester program. Fellows are responsible for their own tuition and fees.