Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is soliciting research proposals from students in any discipline for competitive awards. Successful applicants can receive a stipend ranging from $500 to $1500 and a project budget ranging from $2000 to $5000. 

Projects must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  


Mar. 19, 2014        Brian & Amy Meissner Creativity Award in the Visual Arts
                               Creative projects in the visual arts 

Mar. 19, 2014         ISER Policy Research Award                                                
                               Research in the analysis of public policy  

Mar. 19, 2014        Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA)
                               Funding to attend a conference at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point in fall 2014

Mar. 19, 2014         UAA Consortium Library Prize
                                Recognizes an outstanding undergraduate research project that uses library resources 

Apr. 23, 2014        Undergraduate Research Grants                                              
                              Research in any discipline  

Apr. 23, 2014        Research in the Community Award               
                              Research with a community partner

Year-Round            Discovery Grants                                                
                               Funding to support research travel 

For more information, please visit http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/ours . If you have questions, please call 786-1086.


Cook Inlet Historical Society Scholarships Available

The Cook Inlet Historical Society recently established history scholarships in the name of two long-time board members, John Reeder and Brian Davies.  The Cook Inlet Historical Society Board of Directors would like to reach out to deserving students, teachers, and other potential applicants.

Detailed descriptions of both grants have been posted on the Cook Inlet Historical Society website (http://cookinlethistoricalsociety.org).  If there are any questions, or if further information is needed, applicants should contact Ayse Gilbert, Treasurer, Cook Inlet Historical Society, at e-mail:  vonkotzebue@gci.net


Please note application deadlines this year are April 1.

Hank Klibanoff lecture on civil rights, March 20

Hank KliHank Klibanoff lecture posterbanoff, co-author of the Pulitzer prize-winning The Race Beat, will speak about the news coverage of the civil rights movement at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 20 at UAA's ARTS 150.  The lecture is free and open to all.  Klibanoff is the managing editor of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project (www.coldcases.org), which uses investigative reporting, documentary film-making, and multimedia production to dig out the truth behind unsolved racial murders that took place during the civil rights era in the South. 

Barak Kushner to Visit UAA

slurpBarak Kushner, Professor of Japanese History at Cambridge University and author of the book Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen - Japan's Favorite Noodle Soup, will be visiting Anchorage for two events in mid-February. On Saturday, February 15th, Barak Kushner will be speaking on the history of ramen followed by a ramen tasting fair at Dimond High School. The event will take place from 3:00-6:00pm. On Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00pm Professor Kushner will give a repeat performance in Rasmuson Hall 101 for Professor Dunscomb's Northeast Asia in the 21st century class followed by a lively discussion on developments in the region. Professor Dunscomb's class will be there until 9:45 but all history students are welcome to attend Kushner's lecture (and can stay for the rest if they like).



History Majors Win Fall Tuition Waivers

History Major WinnersThe UAA Department of History congratulates its Fall Tuition Waiver winners, Caleb Gordon, Jenifer Stever, and Connie Sumida!