The Green Fellows program is a partnership between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center that is in its 17th year. Students from UT Dallas are selected each year to participate in a semester of research at UTSW. Research fellows are matched with faculty at UT Southwestern where many are assigned to work with a mentor on a project in fields such as molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, physics and computational science, bioengineering, chemistry, and behavioral sciences.
In order to compensate for research expenses and time, the Ida and Cecil Green foundation offers students a $4,000 stipend. No research experience is needed to apply. Selection is based on GPA, application essays, two faculty surveys from UTD professors who can evaluate the applicant for potential in advanced research, and an in-person interview with the program directors. At the end of the program, all students give a poster presentation over their work. However, the program may not be for everyone, as the commitment is for one spring semester and students are not allowed to take other classes or hold other jobs.
Green Fellows is a wonderful opportunity for those looking for hand-on training in a lab, or for those who wish to pursue a career as a PhD or MD/PhD. As an intern at UT Southwestern, you are considered an employee!