Undergraduate Research

Academic Year Grants

The Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) office has several programs to support the link between undergraduate student learning and faculty scholarship. Thanks to the generous backing of the Office of Academic Affairs, each semester the RSCA offers Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience (AYURE) grants to funds faculty-mentored student scholarship. These competitive grants are open to all full-time faculty.

Faculty applicants will direct and guide participating undergraduate students on a specific project during the semester. The project can be a particular aspect of the faculty’s scholarship, or it can be more student-driven. Regardless, the project should create new knowledge or works in ways commensurate with practices in the discipline. The project should also extend students’ learning and intellectual development beyond what is possible in the classroom. Mentors should meet at least weekly with their student to discuss progress and problems that arise during the semester.


  S21AYURE Call for Proposals due November 23, 2020. (Word)

ayureexample. This proposal was considered excellent by all members of the RSCA Advisory Board.

A sample rubric for evaluating AYURE proposals:  AYURE Rubric (F20)