Undergraduate Research


Undergraduate Education Dept D01272


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship program was established by the University of California Office of the President and UCR's Chancellor to provide outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to do significant research under the guidance of a faculty member. Awards cover the costs of short-term undergraduate research projects under the supervision of a faculty member in the research department.

Funding in this grant category is allocated to encourage undergraduates to engage in laboratory or scholarly research, or other creative activity under the close guidance of a faculty mentor. Student travel for the purpose of presenting their work at a scholarly conference will also be considered an acceptable use of the funds. Students interested in pursuing research opportunities are encouraged to submit proposals for funding. Proposals will be evaluated based on the applicant's experience, long term goals, purpose, and the quality of the proposal. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis regardless of class standing or major.

Selection and Guidelines:

Funds will be awarded on the basis of merit, educational/academic importance, relevance to department or program goals, and cost effectiveness. Other criteria include:

Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program at UCR
Undergraduate applicants must be in good academic standing during grant period
Undergraduate applicants will be considered equally regardless of major and grade level
Undergraduate applicants must have a clearly defined academic research project

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