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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.
  •  Applications will be accepted starting March 10. The deadline for applications for Summer 2022 is April 1, 2022. 
  • Link to Canvas Application Site

Learn more about current and past summer scholars.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP)

  • Awards up to $1,800 per semester to undergraduate students who work as research assistants for a faculty member.
  • The deadline to apply  for
    • Spring 2022 is December 1, 2021
    • Summer 2022 is April 1
    • Fall 2022 is July 1 (first priority)/August 1st (second priority).
  • Faculty can apply for consecutive semesters of assistance.
  • Link to Canvas Application Site

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.