Currently, URSCI offers these initiatives:

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 2019 is March 15, 2019.

Recent Undergraduate Summer Scholars are:


  • Natalie Babrowska, Art History 


  • Adriana Espinoza, Psychology
  • Theodore Menet, Psychology
  • Danielle Jones, Biology
  • Jose Rangel, Physics

Learn more about current and past summer scholars.

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 Summer Semester 2019 is April 1, 2019.
  • For the Fall Semester 2019, there are several deadlines, in order of priority and as long as funds remain available: 
    • April 1, 2019
    • July 15, 2019 
    • August 15, 2019 
  • The deadline for Spring Semester 2020 is December 1, 2019.

Faculty can apply for consecutive semesters of assistance.

Undergraduate Research Support Awards (URSA)

  • Provides undergraduates with up to $500 for supplies, equipment or travel costs associated with a research project.
  • URSA applications are considered on an ongoing basis from September 1 through May 1. Monies are awarded until funds are depleted.

Research for Course Credit

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