Non-URSA Funding

There are many ways for undergraduate students to get involved in research at UAF. In addition to URSA funding, several other organizations both at UAF and outside of UAF offer opportunities for students. Here are a few:

Opportunites at UAF

BLaST Biomedical Learning and Student Training
Deadline for summer semester - February 27, 2017

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program invites undergraduates at UAS, UAF, and Ilisagvik College to submit proposals for summer undergraduate research.  Up to $6,000 will be awarded to students who have identified a project and mentor in biomedical or health research

The overarching goal of BLaST is to enhance undergraduate training and mentoring in biomedical research through increased diversity of students, increased integration of research and teaching, and enhanced integration of rural campuses into a cohesive biomedical community in Alaska. BLaST is one of ten Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiatives funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The application can be found at 

For more information or if you need help identifying a project and/or finding a mentor visit the BLaST Website.

Global Change Student Research Grant Competition
Deadline February 10, 2017

The 2017 Global Change Student Research Grant Competition supports students for research related to global change with a focus on arctic and subartic boreal regions (including but not limited to North America). Research areas may include the social sciences, environmental sciences, and engineering. The RFP is now available at, and in hardcopy from the Graduate School (202 Eielson) or URSA (301 Bunnell).  Graduate students may submit proposals for up to $10,000 for one year, while undergraduates are eligible for up to $7,500. Students should review the RFP carefully before preparing a proposal. Among the changes this year is that students need to work with their department-level proposal coordinators to prepare their budget.The deadline to submit proposals is 5pm Alaska Standard Time on Friday, February 10, 2017. Contact: Barb Hameister (; 474-5818).

IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (INBRE)

One of the main goals of the Alaska INBRE Network continues to be to increase education and research opportunities for University of Alaska undergraduate and graduate students to guide them into programs and advanced training in the biomedical sciences and to enhance the biomedical infrastructure in Alaska.
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Alaska Space Grant

Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive process. Scholarships are open to new and continuing undergraduate students majoring in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM). Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.
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Alaska EPSCoR

Alaska EPSCoR improves Alaska's scientific capacity by engaging in research projects supported through National Science Foundation and state funds. The organization is engaged in a five-year project entitled "Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments," which examines the mechanisms by which communities adapt to environmental and social change
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Opportunites outside of UAF

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