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 research career. The program is designed to help avoid a future shortage of clinician investigators by attracting professional students into clinical and health-related research as a career. Optometry students who participate in the program will receive a Predoctoral Research Fellowship in the amount of $5844 for the summer (May 10 to August 8, 2017). 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 2115. Applications are due Friday, March 3, 2017.  Acceptance announcements will be made on or before Monday, March 20th.