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The Undergraduate Research Support Award (URSA) program promotes undergraduate research by helping to defray the costs of independent student projects and student travel to professional conferences.  

These grants, up to $500 each, are awarded for: 

  • Approved supplies and equipment for a research project
  • Approved travel to a professional conference, or
  • Travel to a unique resource collection within the continental United States for the purposes of scholarly research.

All full-time undergraduates who have a GPA of at least 2.5 are eligible to apply. A Dominican University faculty member must sponsor the student’s application, though the student is responsible for completing and submitting the application.  

Examples of grant awards: 

  • A student, majoring in sculpture, used funds to increase her knowledge of mold-making
  • Two chemistry majors are used  funds to attend a professional conference to present posters of their research.
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