Welcome to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical
Sciences’ Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Homepage!
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has faculty involved in many relevant,
interesting research areas with state-of-the art labs and equipment. The SABR Program
is an excellent educational opportunity, with a commitment to fostering its intern's
desire for science and research. Our program is intended for undergraduate students
or current graduates who wish to gain more research experience before entering graduate
The SABR program will introduce its interns to a full-time work schedule, which can
be a first-time experience for many. During these 10 weeks, our interns will be exposed
to the life of a graduate student, as well as learn to become more independent and
self-autonomous. Along the way, interns will be helped by their mentor, graduate
students, other lab staff members, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences'
This opportunity is open to US residents only at this time.
Before you commit to joining the 2016 SABR Program, please review the guidelines below.
Guidelines for the SABR paid internship:
1. A full stipend is predicated on the 10-week period; payment dates are July 1st
and August 1st. The SABR Program typically begins the first week in June and ends
the first week of August. For the summer 2016 program, the dates are June 1st and
run through August 5th. The stipend for this 10-week program is $3800.
2. A typical workweek will consist of at least 40 hours – sometimes more, if your
experiments require. (Night or weekend hours may be necessary). You will work with
your mentor to create a daily/weekly schedule to support your experiments and research.
Your lunch hour should not exceed 60 minutes. Anytime you are going to be 30+ minutes
late or are sick, you must to notify the GSBS office (806-743-2556) and your mentor
3. Due to the large amount of time spent in the lab each week, students will be unable
to concurrently take summer school classes or work a second job.
4. Orientation, Safety Training, and Wednesday/Friday Seminars are REQUIRED Attendance;
NO EXCEPTIONS. You may access the SABR schedule at any time online. Any time you
will not be attending due to sickness, you must notify the GSBS office prior to the
event. (Please try to arrive a few minutes early so we may start all functions on
5. The SABR Program is designed to complete your research project in a 10-week timeframe.
Working on your own research project will be an immersing experience for the entire
duration. Time off during the 10 weeks is only approved by GSBS in emergency situations.
6. You are required to attend and participate in the entire Final Research Symposium
( tentatively scheduled for August 5th). Travel plans are to be made accordingly.
(Interns will prepare an abstract during the 10-week program and present their findings
at this symposium).
7. Most importantly, our SABR Program is for you to learn new ideas, learn new techniques,
meet new friends, grow independently and to have a great summer!
You will be richly rewarded for your dedication and hard work, and we hope to have
you join us this summer!
The Summer 2016 SABR Application is currently closed.
2015 SABR Interns