The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) initiated the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) grants to promote and expand research participation by undergraduate students, to engage students in the active faculty/student collaborative learning relationships necessary for success in all fields of research, and to expose students to resources and facilities that may stimulate their interest in pursuing research careers.
Three grants are offered. The small grant supports mentored undergraduate student research. Travel grants support leadership development for committee members or student scholars who completed outstanding research projects. Equipment/supply grants support ongoing undergraduate research programs. Applications are competitively reviewed and awarded as funds allow. Preference is given to small grants for mentored undergraduate student research.
Full-time Baylor faculty, regardless of rank, are eligible to serve as principal investigators for URSA small grants.
Visiting faculty, adjunct faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates may participate in small grant programs, but are not eligible to serve as principal investigators.
The OVPR encourages collaborative proposals that engage students in interdisciplinary research environments.
Small grants for student research and proposals for travel or equipment/supplies for funding in FY '18
(June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018) are due by noon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
FORMS AND GUIDELINES
Submitting a Successful Proposal
URSA Small Grant Guidelines
URSA Small Grant Application
Final Report Form
GRANTS FOR TRAVEL AND EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES
Travel and Equipment/Supply Guidelines
Travel: Travel grants are available to support leadership development for committee members or students scholars who completed outstanding research projects.
Equipment/Supplies: Equipment/supply grants provide additional funding to support ongoing undergraduate research programs.
Equipment and Supplies Application
Please refer any questions to Blake Thomas at [email protected]
MORE URSA PROGRAMS
For more information on undergraduate research opportunities at Baylor, click here to visit the Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Achievement page.