URSA Small Grant Program

OBJECTIVES

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

DEADLINE

Small grants for student research and proposals for travel or equipment/supplies for funding in FY '17 (June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017) are due by noon on Feb. 17, 2016 (tentative).

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.
Travel Application

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 blake_thomas@baylor.edu

ABSTRACTS

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2007/2008 Abstracts

MORE URSA PROGRAMS

For more information on undergraduate research opportunities at Baylor, click here to visit the Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Achievement page.