URSA Award Dates

View the URSA Award Schedule for academic year 2015-2016 for URSA's many award opportunities.

2015 - 2016 award application deadlines

September 18, 2015 - fall travel (students) Click here for RFP
Click here for the Fall Travel Award application
October 16, 2015 - mentoring awards (faculty and graduate students)
November 20, 2015 - spring project awards (students)
January 22, 2016 - spring travel (students)
February 26, 2016  - Summer Undergraduate Research (SUgR) (students)
March 11, 2016 -Innovative Technology and Education (faculty, staff, and students)

Special Requests - use this link if your request falls outside of the funding cycles listed above.

URSA Award Criteria
1. The purpose of the student's proposed project.
2. Explanation of the intellectual merit of the proposed project.
3. Explanation of the proposed project's contribution to a scholarly discipline.
4. The student articulates clear goals and/or expected outcomes of the project.
5. The potential for the proposed project to effect student learning or scholarly development.
6. The faculty mentor's role and/or participation in the project.
7. The written quality of the proposal.
8. The student, through articulate writing and inclusion of detail, makes a compelling case for funding the project.
9. The feasibility of the proposed project.

10. The project budget and justification.

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