To support the University's mission of fostering opportunities for student-faculty scholarship, the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College offers undergraduates the opportunity to apply for competitive funding to promote their research, scholarship, and creative activities.
Students have presented their URSCA-funded research and creative activity at regional and national discipline-specific conferences, and at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
See a list of our URSCA award winners.
Depending on the availability of funds, the award for Fall and Spring applicants will be in the amount of $750 ($500 paid to the student's account; $250 given to the faculty mentor's department to help support the student's research project). Summer awards are usually higher and are enough to cover the cost of a summer course.
Spring 2023 URSCA applications: Friday, Oct 14, 2022
Summer 2023 URSCA applications: Friday, March 3, 2023
Fall 2023 URSCA applications: Friday, April 7, 2023
Note: applications open on AcademicWorks for each round approximately one week after the previous round closes.
Note that while the samples are from summer proposals, they have the essential ingredients of all good proposals--a clear project with a detailed timeline, a plan for publicizing the results of research, and specific plans for the funds to be awarded.
Note that the last question asks for a budget. Please be as specific as possible. Travel to the annual NCUR conference is funded separately from the URSCA award, so please do not list NCUR travel as a category of expense.