Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


Support OURS

A Discovery Grant helped Kevin Sheridan (R) to study the stars at the Kitt Peak Observatory in Tuscon, Arizona with faculty mentor Dr. Travis Rector.

A Discovery Grant helped Kevin Sheridan (R) to study the stars at the Kitt Peak Observatory in Tuscon, Arizona with faculty mentor Dr. Travis Rector.


Donors, through their generosity and commitment to providing Alaska with a well-educated generation of future leaders, have made all of the OURS Grants and Awards possible.

Undergraduate Research Grants, Discovery Awards and Discovery Grants are funded by a generous donation from KeyBank and donations to UAA's Undergraduate Research Fund and Estelle J. Spatz Fund. A major donation from the Alaska Heart Institute supports the Alaska Heart Institute Fellowship for undergraduate biomedical research. Dorin and Argentina Parasca have sponsored the Parasca Science Research Award. Dr. Alex Hills has sponsored the Dr. Alex Hills Engineering Research/Service Project in the Community Award.  Institutional partners include: the Consortium Library, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Office of Community Partnerships. Finally, grateful acknowledgement is made to Sir Paul Nurse for his support of undergraduate research opportuntities at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

We hope you’ll contribute, as well.

To make a donation, please contact Bobi Rinehad, (907) 786-1107

In addition, the University of Alaska Foundation web site has more information about giving gifts to UAA.

Thank you for giving the gift of discovery to UAA students.