How to Apply
Students interested in the SABR Internships should refer to the summaries of the faculty
sponsors' research interests. You are encouraged to contact potential mentors whose
interests match your own to discuss possible projects
To be eligible for this program we ask that you are an undergraduate who has interest
in performing scientific research and attending graduate school. Applicants who are currently enrolled in graduate school or who have taken graduate
classes will not be eligible for review. Applicants taking post-baccalaureate classes with the intent to enter graduate school
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Deadlines and Decisions:
The deadline for our 2014 SABR program is February 14th. After the deadline, our SABR committee will review the applicant's research interests,
academic performance, letters of recommendation, and personal essays. This process
determines which applicants are the best fit for the TTUHSC GSBS faculty as well as
establishing an alternate group. Early decisions will be made by March 29th, while
alternate applications will be considered after April 1st. Decisions are announced
on a rolling basis from mid March through late April, or until all positions are filled.
The SABR program receives ~70 applications per year, taking only 10-15 interns based
on the availability of funds and mentors.
Please submit an official or unofficial transcript of past and current coursework
(including grades), a one page statement of current/future educational goals, and
a sealed letter of recommendation using the "CONFIDENTIAL REPORT" form . Your letter of recommendation may come from any source, but it must be sent
in a sealed envelope or directly to the SABR coordinator's inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters of recommendation emailed from the student as an attachment will be considered
an invalid reference.
Late applications will not be considered for the SABR program, so please have all
of your materials submitted before the February 15th deadline!
Questions regarding the SABR program and application process may be sent to The Graduate School at TTUHSC
Our mailing address for sealed letters of recommendation and hard copy applications:
SABR Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Attn: Jackie Chavez
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th St. STOP 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206