Undergraduate Research Opportunities

There are several sources of funding for undergraduate research. First, the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) program offers several different funding opportunities including Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience (AYURE) and Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). These grants provide money for purchasing equipment, laboratory analyses, etc., that may be required for a research project.

The RSCA offers two different awards in order to attend academic conferences: the Undergraduate Research Experience Travel Award (URETA) and the Student Travel Award (STA). The former is reserved for students that have been funded by a SURE or AYURE grant while the latter is open to all students presenting research at conferences.

Additionally, the Student Association offers conference travel funds for students.