Responsible Conduct of Research

Earn a certification in RCR by completing this 1-2 year program for students doing research.

I Engage Mentoring Program

PhD student mentors are paired with undergraduate trainees for a mutually beneficial, near-peer mentoring and research experience during the summer term. Stipends are available.

ON-TRAC: Integration of Teaching, Research, and Learning

Join the ON-TRAC Learning Community. UT Arlington is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 25 national research institutions whose goal is to build a national faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) committed to enhancing undergraduate STEM education.

Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship

Late-stage PhD students are offered stipends designed to support them for one term while they focus exclusively on finishing their dissertation writing.

Dissertation Lab (D-Lab)

D-Lab furnishes an environment and support for intense, focused and productive writing. The program provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation process. Our goal is to assist each participant in making significant progress towards completing their dissertation. Students must submit an application to attend this 3-day workshop. Please contact Lisa Berry for additional information.

D-Lab Application (PDF, 1.17MB)

External Fellowship Institute

The Institute includes a 3-part workshop series designed to improve graduate student applications for large externally funded awards. NSF, GRF, NASA, NDSEG, Javits and other funding opportunities are featured in this series. Students who attend workshops and submit proof of application for one or more of the opportunities are eligible to receive stipends.

– Workshop #1: General information session and panel discussion

– Workshop #2: Writing a winning personal statement

– Workshop #3: Writing a proposed plan of research


The University-wide, day-long research symposium showcases the best of student research at UT Arlington.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Studies hosts an annual New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) session at the beginning of each fall semester. This is a voluntary event and does not replace the required international student orientation or any department-specific orientations.


NGSO-2013 is Saturday, August 24th, 2013!


NGSO provides important information regarding on-campus services and opportunities available to graduate students. You also get an opportunity to:

After NGSO, adjourn to a popular local spot TBA and grab dinner and drinks with fellow newbies complements of the Graduate Student Senate!


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Orientation is followed by an optional Campus Tour and Graduate Student Social.

Most events take place in the E. H. Hereford University Center (UC.)

Download a University Center Map (PDF).


Orientation Schedule
A detailed schedule of events and speakers should be available after January 2013.