Research Opportunities with UAA Faculty

UAA faculty members seeking undergraduates to assist in their research are able to post announcements on the OURS web site. Click here to view current openings.

You can also browse the UAA Undergraduate Research Database for faculty working on research projects in your area of interest.


OURS Grants & Awards Spring 2014

  • Fran Ulmer Transformative Research Award:  These grants fund significant undergraduate research and creative projects in areas with the potential to transform the way we live, work, and see the world.  Broad topics of particular interest include Sustainability, Complexity, Climate Change, and Social and Public Policy.  
  • Undergraduate Research Grants: Undergraduate Research Grants fund a significant undergraduate research or creative projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • ISER Policy Research Award:  These awards are presented to outstanding students in the social sciences and other applicable fields interested in the analysis of public policy issues.
  • Alaska Heart Institute Fellowship: Made possible by a major gift from the Alaska Cardiovascular Research Foundation, these awards fund significant undergraduate biomedical research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. 
  • Undergraduate Research in the Community Award: This award supports projects that actively involve and meet the needs of community partners. 
  • Discovery Grants: The Discovery Grants contribute support to ongoing undergraduate research and creative projects. Students may apply for Discovery Grants on a year round basis via the online application process.  
  • Brian and Amy Meissner Creativity Award in the Visual Arts: The intent of this fund is to provide an undergraduate research award to a student demonstrating creativity in the visual arts. 
  • Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA): The University of Alaska Anchorage is one of a select group of universities invited to send student delegates to this prestigious conference at the Military Academy at West Point. 
  • Consortium Library Prize: This award lauds an exemplary undergraduate research project from any discipline which demonstrates evidence of significant scholarly investigation and utilization of library resources, print and archival, as well as electronic. 
  • Discovery Grant: These grants support the travel costs up to $1,000, associated with ongoing undergraduate research and creative projects.