URSCI Initiatives

Currently, URSCI offers these initiatives:

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP)

  • Awards up to $1,500 per semester to undergraduate students who work as research assistants for a faculty member.
  • The deadline for Spring Semester 2015 is December 1, 2015.
  • The deadline for Summer and Fall 2016 is  April 15, 2016. Faculty can apply for consecutive semesters of assistance.

Undergraduate Summer Scholar Program (USSP)

  • Awards $2,000 to qualified undergraduates to complete an independent research project during the summer under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
  • The deadline for Summer 2016 is March 18, 2016.

The 2015 Undergraduate Summer Scholars are:

  • Paulina Wojtach - Psychology

  • Margarita Angel - Political Science

  • Jency Patel (Jared-Beach Scholarship winner) - Neuroscience

Undergraduate Research Support Awards (URSA)

  • Provides undergraduates with up to $500 for supplies, equipment or travel costs associated with a research project.
  • URSAs are awarded on an on-going basis.  There are no deadlines.  Monies are awarded until funds are depleted.

Research for Course Credit

  • All departments can grant course credit for completed department-approved projects.