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 26, 2017

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program will enhance capacity for undergraduate biomedical research training and efficacy for engaging students from diverse, especially rural Alaskan, backgrounds in education and training for biomedical research careers. There are many opportunities for funding offered year-round.
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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


Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program
Deadline January 25, 2017

 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.
Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.
Research experiences are offered at
: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ● Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ● Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ● National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ● Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.  U.S. citizenship required
How to Apply:
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at or
For questions please email us at


AMGEN Scholars
Deadline February 1, 2017

 The Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions.
Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via  Sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are invited to apply in a variety of science fields. AMGEN Flyer is available here.




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