Research | Summer Research Program


The University of Houston, College of Optometry has a summer research program supported by the National Eye Institute. The purpose of this program is to introduce students in health professional schools to the opportunities for a career that includes clinical or health-related research. Optometry students who participate in the program will receive a Predoctoral Research Fellowship in the amount of $6459 for the summer (May 16 to August 8, 2022). U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required. Special consideration will be given to students from underrepresented ethnic minorities.

If this program appeals to you and you are interested in doing vision research this summer, please use the application form linked to this notification. Additional information and forms can be obtained by contacting Renee Armacost ( or by visiting the graduate program office, room JDA 2115. Please submit application materials to by Friday, March 11, 2022. Acceptance announcements will be made on or before Tuesday, March 29th.