The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is pleased to support undergraduate research and creative activity through the offering of yearly Undergraduate Research Grants to qualified students. Proposals are solicited in October, November, February and April.
This prestigious grant funds project budgets up to $2,000. Students will also receive a $500 student stipend upon the successful completion of their project. Awarded students will also be expected to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium which takes place in the middle of April.
Current UGR students are researching a wide array of topics, including:
Deadline: This year there are two independent grant review cycles per semester. The Fall 2014 deadlines are 5pm on Monday, October 6 and Friday, December 5, 2014.
Research Proposal: The project should reflect an original idea or creative endeavor that will extend knowledge in your area of interest. Your proposal should consist of the nine (9) items listed below. Please include page numbers.
1. OURS Cover sheet* – Include the project title, student’s name, and student’s signature. The faculty advisor’s name and signature should be included, certifying that they have reviewed the proposal for content and that the student is capable of performing the research or creative endeavor, and that the faculty member agrees to mentor the student for the project. The cover sheet includes a Research Integrity and Compliance checklist, which must also be completed prior to submission. For more information on Research Integrity and Compliance at UAA, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/research/ric.
*Projects with more than one student investigator must complete the Application Cover Sheet for Group Projects. Projects with more than one student investigator should identify one student as the principal investigator who will take primary responsibility for overseeing the project.
2. Abstract and Specific Aims (approx 1 page) – A one paragraph summary of the project proposal, and a one paragraph summary of the project goals.
3. Introduction (1-2 pages) – A review of the literature that supports the need for your research or creative endeavor.
4. Experimental/Project Design* (1-2 pages)
*Projects with more than one student investigator should provide a breakdown and description of duties and indicate which student is responsible for each part
5. Anticipated Results (1 page) – Provide the reviewers with a list of the results expected.
6. Project Budget (allow one page for the budget and one page for budget justification) – Include the cost of personnel, supplies, equipment and travel, and a brief justification for each item. Please note the following:
7. Project References (1-2 pages) – Use the standard convention of discipline including the author, title of article, journal title, volume, pages, and date.
8. Project Timeline – Outline the anticipated dates of completion of various stages of project. For example: When do you anticipate completing background research, fieldwork, lab work, budget expenditures, etc. For Spring 2014 proposals, be sure to include the following dates in your timeline:
9. Appendix (up to 2 pages) – student’s résumé. (If the project has more than one student investigator, please include a résumé for each applicant.)
Visit the Success Stories Website to view the proposals from previous winners.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship at 907-786-4874 or email OURS at firstname.lastname@example.org.