Parasca Science Research Award

This award supports a significant undergraduate research project in any area of science or social science. The award will fund up to $4000 for project expenses plus a $1000 student stipend. Funds will be awarded to offset research costs such as analyses, supplies, equipment, software, surveys, and/or travel. Research must be under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Originally supported by a generous donation from Dorin and Argentina Parasca, this award is now fully funded by the Estelle J. Spatz Undergraduate Research Fund.

Deadline: This award is currently not open for submission.

Eligibility: Students must be accepted in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage (any campus) and must be enrolled in at least three credits each semester for the duration of the research (with the exception of the summer semester).

Submission: Submit completed, signed application cover sheet and proposal to the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship in Rasmuson Hall 115 by spring 2011 deadline.

Complete applications will include the following. Please include page numbers.

  • Parasca Science Research Award Cover Sheet (see below)
  • All items detailed in the Parasca Science Research Award Proposal Guidelines (see below)
  • The student’s signature and the signature of the mentoring faculty member

The recipient will be notified by early March. Award is contingent on approval by the Institutional Review Board, the Animal Rights Committee, and/or other committees as appropriate. For more information on research ethics and integrity, visit the UAA Research Integrity and Compliance website at

Criteria for Award: Submissions will be judged on the clarity of the proposal, the intellectual and scholarly merit of the project, the significance of the project within its discipline or community, and the evidence that the student can carry out the project.

Awardee Responsibilities: Recipient will (1) present their project in a public forum and (2) submit a final written project report to the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship at the end of the spring 2011 semester.

Visit the Success Stories Website to view the proposals from previous winners.

Instructions for Completing the Cover Sheet:

  1. Download the interactive .pdf file.
  2. Either (a) complete the form electronically and print or (b) print the form and complete it by hand.
  3. Collect necessary signatures.
  4. Either (a) submit the completed, signed cover sheet with additional application materials to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship in RH 115 or (b) scan completed, signed cover sheet and submit all application materials by email to

Parasca Science Research Award Announcement
Parasca Science Research Award Guidelines
Parasca Science Research Award Cover Sheet