Currently, URSCI offers these initiatives:

Undergraduate Summer Scholar Program (USSP)

  • Awards between $2000 to $3,000 to qualified undergraduates to complete an independent research project during the summer under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
  • The deadline for applications for Summer 2021 will be in March 2021.

Recent Undergraduate Summer Scholars are:

2020
  • Katherine Carper (Sociology, Faculty mentor: Christina Perez)
  • Lesley Arroyo (Psychology, Faculty mentor: Persis Driver)
  • Kristen Garcia (Psychology, Faculty mentor: Sophia Duffy)
  • Gabriela Giza, Alison Laton (Nutrition and Psychology, Faculty mentor: Tracy Caldwell)
  • Daisy Rivera (Business, Faculty mentor: Yuanqing Li)
2019
  • Meyahueltzin Angeles (Architectural Engineering and Mathematics, Faculty mentor: Brent Stephens)
  • Kathryn Brien (Clinical Psychology, Faculty mentor: Tina Taylor-Ritzler)
  • Gloria Gervacio (Neuroscience, Faculty mentor: Persis Driver)

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 deadlines for the Fall Semester 2020 are July 15 (first priority) and August 15, 2020
  • Other deadlines: Spring 2021 (December 1, 2020), Summer 2021 (April 1, 2021).
  • 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.

Special Opportunity Awards

  • These awards provide support for student driven projects and initiatives that do not fit the narrative of the previous grants. Contact the URSCI Director Marion Weedermann directly at ursci@dom.edu to set up a consultation about whether a certain project or initiative can be funded through this award. Funds are typically limited to $1500 per project.