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Research Opportunities

Resilient Communities in Transition: Imaginative Territory

This is a special call for proposals for travel to Havana, Cuba. Students need to have the ability to envision and plan their own short-term independent research project exploring the theme of Resilient Communities in Transition: Imagination Territory. 

     RFP for Resiliant Communities in Transition Grant, 2020

    Letter of intent to apply is due by December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm 

    Deadline for the submission of all application materials is January 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

OURS Grants & Awards, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

  • 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. 
    Deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2020

  • 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.  
    Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Undergraduate Research Grants: Undergraduate Research Grants fund significant undergraduate research or creative projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This year there are two independent grant review cycles per semester.
    Fall Deadlines are Thursday, October 3, 2019 and Thursday, December 5, 2019.
    Spring Deadlines are Friday, February 28, 2020 and Friday, April 24, 2020.

  • Undergraduate Research in the Community Award: This award supports projects that actively involve and meet the needs of community partners. 
    Fall Deadlines are Thursday, October 3, 2019 and Thursday, December 5, 2019.
    Spring Deadlines are Friday, February 28, 2020 and Friday, April 24, 2020.

  • 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.  
    Fall Deadline is Monday, October 21, 2019.
    Spring Deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA)SCUSA is a conference devoted to international relations, economics, political science, and related social science fields. Delegates participate in round table discussions and generate policy proposal papers on a variety of current issues. Full funding is available to UAA students, selected through a compeititve application process. 
    Deadline is Wednesday, March 29, 2019

  • Meissner Creativity Award in the Visual Arts: This award consists of a $1000 prize which will be awarded to one student each year for an outstanding project in the visual arts.
    Deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020.

  • Consortium Library Award for Undergraduate Research: This award lauds an exemplary undergraduate research project from any discipline which demonstrates evidence of significant scholarly investigation and utilization of library resources, print as well as electronic.
    Deadline is Monday, March 23, 2020(revised due to COVID-19).

  • 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.

  • OURS/Alaska INBRE Undergraduate Research AssistantshipThis assistantship provides support for a project in the biomedical sciences and health with mentorship from UAA biomedical or health faculty. Students funded through this program will gain valuable experience in designing, conducting and reporting biomedical research.   Application Form
    Deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020

All OURS Grants & Awards