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BoBI Undergraduate Scholar Program 2012 by azvbG4


									                             BoBI Undergraduate Summer Scholarship Program

The Biology of Behavior Institute (BoBI) and the Office of Undergraduate Research are offering
a summer scholarship to a continuing UH sophomore, junior, or senior student to participate in a
10-week research program during the summer of 2012.
The research must be conducted in the laboratory of one of the BoBI faculty members
( and the project must have a strong behavioral
and/or neurobiological component.
The BoBI Undergraduate Scholar will receive a $3500 stipend to conduct a full-time project
during the ten-week program, and hence will not be able to enroll for course credit or receive
credit for the summer research. Current SURF applicants who are applying with a BoBI faculty
mentor may also apply to this program.
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 gpa. The deadline to submit an application for the BoBI
Undergraduate Scholar program is Friday, March 23rd.

BoBI Undergraduate Scholar Program Requirements:
Attend the Annual Biology of Behavior Research Symposium at the Houston Arboretum (Date
Attend weekly Brown Bag Lectures each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Honors College
Present a research poster at UH Undergraduate Research Day on October 11th, 2012
Invitation to present a research poster at the 2012 Annual BoBI Research Symposium
How to Apply:
Visit to learn more about the BoBI faculty and
their research. Once you find a faculty member you would like to work with, send an email to
inquire if he or she is interested in working with you as a BoBI Undergraduate Scholar. Please
only email one BoBI faculty member for this opportunity. The email should include:

1. Your contact information

2. Unofficial transcript

3. One page resume (should include any honors received, academic pursuits, on and off campus
         activities, and any previous research experience)

4. An explanation in the body of the email of what specifically about the professor’s research is
         of particular interest to you and why you would you be a good fit for the position
                           BoBI Undergraduate Summer Scholarship Program

BoBI Undergraduate Scholar Application:
Once you have secured a faculty mentor, the application consists of:
1. 500-word abstract on the proposed summer research. This abstract should be written by the
student, but in consultation with the BoBI faculty sponsor. Competitive applications will address
a problem relevant to the research mission of BoBI.
2. Unofficial transcript
Abstract and transcript should be emailed to Karen Weber, at the Office of Undergraduate
Research, at no later than March 23rd.
3. Letter of recommendation from the BoBI Faculty sponsor. This letter will be emailed directly
by the faculty sponsor to Karen Weber,

BoBI Research Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Biology of Behavior Institute to promote research directed at
understanding animal behavior from four different perspectives: 1) the molecular, neural, and
endocrine mechanisms of behavior, 2) the acquisition or development of the behavior with the
organism, 3) the function of the behavior for the organism, and 4) the evolution of the behavior
within and among species. Significant progress can be made in understanding behavior through
any one of these four perspectives, but it is our belief that faster progress and a more complete
understanding of the biology of a behavior can only be achieved through the application of all
four perspectives. Each single perspective informs the other three, and together they provide
deep and intellectually satisfying insights into how and why an animal behaves in a specific way.

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