Monthly Archives: February 2023

Health Careers Mentorship Program Application

Interested in shadowing and mentorship? UT Austin’s Health Careers Mentorship Program is dedicated to teaching mature, motivated pre-health students about both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care through shadowing, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. HCMP offers 80+ hours of physician shadowing in various specialties. The application timeline and information session dates can be found on their Website

AMS Spring Workshop

Our next AMS Workshop is Friday, February 24 featuring Dr. Laurel Mei-Singh, Assistant Professor in Geography and the Environment at UT, with a talk titled, “Feminist Earth-Writing Against the Legacies of Martial Law in Hawai’i.”

The presentation will start at 1:15 p.m. in Burdine 436A.

See the flyer below for the AMS Spring Workshop schedule!

Strauss Center Brumley Fellowship Applications Closing Soon!

For Undergraduate Students: The Brumley Next Generation Scholars Program

The Brumley Next Generation Scholars Program provides research training and mentorship opportunities for promising UT undergraduates interested in careers in national security, civic engagement, and local, national, and international policy issues.

As part of the Brumley Next Generation Scholars Program, Scholars are expected to:

  1. Register for PA 325 Next Generation Scholars Research, a 3-credit research training and professional development course taught by Dr. Stephanie Holmsten and Dr. Michael Mosser in Fall 2023. Scholars are required to participate in all sessions of the course, which are expected to meet every Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in Sid Richardson Hall at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
  2. Commit time during the spring semester to work with a mentor to refine the ideas generated and workshopped in Fall 2023 to produce op-eds, policy memos, communications with elected representatives, or the like.
  3. Earn a stipend of $750, awarded in Spring 2024. Students may use this stipend to conduct independent research, travel to a study abroad program or summer internship, attend a professional conference, or engage in other experiential and scholarly pursuits approved by program faculty.
  4. Make a concerted effort to attend Strauss Center events and conferences, including the annual Brumley Scholars trip to Washington, DC over the winter break.

Please visit the Strauss Center’s Brumley Next Generation Undergraduate Scholars website for application information.


For Graduate Students: The Brumley Next Generation Fellows Program

The mission of the Brumley Next Generation Fellows Program is to provide a transformative experience for UT graduate students from an array of disciplines, accelerating their path towards career success through an emphasis on building professional and scholarly skills and networks. Students selected for the Brumley Next Generation Fellows Program participate in the life of the Strauss Center and receive support in several ways:

  1. Participation in Public Events on Behalf of the Strauss Center. Fellows are expected to maintain a deep level of engagement with the Strauss Center. As part of the Brumley Speaker Series, each Fellow is responsible for identifying a policymaker, practitioner, or scholar working in the Fellow’s policy field of interest, who will be invited to the UT campus to provide a public talk. Each Fellow will be responsible for introducing their guest speaker and moderating a short Q&A session at the public talk.
  2. Brumley Fellows Colloquium. In conjunction with the Brumley Speaker Series, Fellows will have access to a semi-monthly luncheon during which the Fellows convene for two purposes: 1) ongoing discussion of one another’s work, and 2) engagement with the Brumley Speaker Series guest speaker, to discuss substantive issues in their field, connections to the Fellows’ policy areas of interest, and career development. The date and time of each colloquium is dependent upon the respective guest speaker’s schedule. In addition to the public talk and Brumley Fellows Colloquium, a small group dinner with the guest speaker and their respective Fellow is held as part of the speaker’s visit to Austin, typically scheduled the night before the public talk.
  3. Research, Writing, and Professional Mentorship. Each fellowship is connected to one of the Strauss Center’s current research programs. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and backed by the financial support detailed below, Brumley Fellows will conduct their own research project and submit it to the Strauss Center by May 31, 2024. The mentor will assist the Fellow in developing a research plan, help determine the form of the final product, and advise on career and professional development matters. Fellows will be required to meet regularly with their mentor as part of the fellowship requirements.
  4. Receive Funding, Contingent Upon Participation. Fellows will receive a fellowship award in the amount of $3,000 for the 2023-24 academic year, disbursed evenly in the first few weeks of the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Fellows will also be eligible to apply for additional funding from the Strauss Center, in support of travel for conferences, research expenses, and other scholarly or professional activities approved on a case-by-case basis.

Please visit the Strauss Center’s Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows website for application information.

The application deadline for both programs is March 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm CT. For any questions about the Brumley programs or application process, contact Brittany Horton at

Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards – Student Nominations Due Mar. 1

TLC Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards

Encourage your department’s students to nominate their excellent FL instructors!

Nominations are still open for this year’s Foreign Language Teaching Excellence awards!

Each year the Texas Language Center awards two foreign language educators—one UT faculty member and one graduate student Assistant Instructor—with a plaque and monetary prize, recognizing them for their superior knowledge of and enthusiasm for teaching language and culture. This process is entirely student-nominated, and we’d be very grateful if you would pass on the message below and attached flyer to your students of world languages!

Do you have an amazing Foreign Language instructor? Someone who goes above and beyond to educate and inspire their students about the language and culture they teach, whether on Zoom or in person? If so, please nominate them for the Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence award with this short, mobile-friendly formDeadline: March 1, 2023.

Mr. Ornstein opportunity

The Polish Club has secured our third guest speaker of the semester. CEO of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Krakow, Poland, Mr. Jonathan Ornstein, will be speaking to the Polish Club on Friday, March 3rd, from 9:00-10:00am CT over Zoom. He will be delivering a speech entitled “The Rebirth of Jewish Life in Poland.” The event will feature moderated audience Q&A.

McNair Scholars Program–Applications Open for Spring 2023

Applications for McNair Scholars are open for Spring. McNair, part of the U.S. Department of Education’s funded TRIO programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to assist with that process.

This is the first year we had two different due dates for Fall and Spring. For the Spring due date, applications are due by 11:59P, Friday, 10 March.

McNair Recruitment Flyer Spring 2023

ODPS Upcoming Events

Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session

February 17, 2023 at 12pm (in-person)

The Schwarzman Scholarship funds a one-year masters degree in global affairs from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Seniors and alumni are eligible to apply. Come hear from a Schwarzman representative. Register here.

Knight Hennessy Scholarship Information Session

March 8, 2023 at 12pm (in-person)

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates and supports a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University. It provides a fellowship for up to three years of tuition, depending upon their degree length. Register here. 

Writing for Competitive Scholarships Workshop (via Zoom)

This workshop will provide strategies for crafting a strong personal statement for competitive scholarships such as the Rhodes and Marshall. Participants will learn how to identify their mission and relate their career goals in clear and persuasive language. Juniors and seniors looking to apply for these scholarships during the upcoming cycle (fall 2023) will be given priority. To apply, please apply out this form.

Please encourage your students to visit us at or email questions to


Now Accepting Applications: UT Co-op Mitchell Undergraduate Awards

Applications are now open for the 2023 University Co-op George H. Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence.

Each spring, with the generous support of the University Co-op, UT recognizes up to five undergraduate students for superior scholarly or creative achievement. Four will receive awards of $5,000 and one student will receive the top award of $7,000.

The application and all supporting materials must be received by Tuesday, March 21.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be either a junior or senior currently enrolled at UT or a UT graduate who received their undergraduate degree in December 2022.
  • Students must demonstrate superior scholarly or creative achievement through a notable paper or thesis, research project, creative or artistic endeavor, or other product of their academic work.
  • Submitted work should be finished or almost finished (e.g. a complete draft of a thesis or research paper).
  • Previous Mitchell Award recipients are eligible only if the submitted work is a completely different project.

How to apply

Students can complete their applications via Interfolio. More information about the process can be found at

Please encourage outstanding students in your programs to apply for the award. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Ransom Center Internship Applications Now Open!

The Harry Ransom Center is recruiting paid undergraduate interns for Fall 2023-Spring 2024! Check out our website and see below for more information! 

What is a Ransom Center undergraduate internship?

Ransom Center undergraduate internships are paid opportunities to work behind the scenes with experts at an important cultural institution with worldwide connections. We offer positions in a variety of departments as well as monthly professional development sessions for the entire cohort. Interns are expected to work ten hours a week for the extent of the semester.

Who is eligible to apply for an internship?

All interested UT Austin undergraduates are encouraged to apply!

Where is the Ransom Center?

The Ransom Center is a humanities library-archive-museum located on campus at 21st Street and Guadalupe. We offer classes, present public programs and exhibitions, and host researchers from across campus and the world.

When is the application deadline?

Applications will be due on March 10. Applicants can submit their resume and cover letter via Handshake, and one letter of recommendation directly to

Why should I apply?

Whether you want to kick-start a career in libraries and museums, explore a personal interest in our collections, or develop yourself professionally in a vibrant, collaborative environment, the Ransom Center undergraduate internships are for you! But don’t just take our word for it— check out these interviews with former interns Celia Shaheen and Nick Purgett!

Any questions can be directed to