Undergraduate Research Small Grant

Number of Awards: 4 per academic year*
Applications are considered on a rolling basis and no longer accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please email uocure@uoregon.edu with any questions.

Funding Amount: Up to $500 maximum

Eligibility Criteria and Terms of Award

  • Funds will be provided only one time during the undergraduate student's academic career at UO.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a UO undergraduate degree-granting program; in good academic standing*, and enrolled during the term(s) in which funds are requested and used.
    • *Good Academic Standing: When the student's term GPA is 2.00 or higher, and the student's cumulative UO GPA is 2.00 or higher, the student is in academic standing.
  • Applicant must have a UO faculty member who will serve as a mentor and oversee the progress of the research or creative work supported by the award.
    • The faculty mentor must be Tenure Track Faculty or Career Faculty with an FTE of .50 or above
  • Recipients will complete a post-experience reflection survey
  • The recipient must work with their assigned departmental budget officer to use the award so that it meets all UO financial policies and procedures
  • Present research progress or results at the Undergraduate Research Symposium the following May.
  • May be asked to take part on related CURE events (such as workshops, presentations, brief talk about research).
  • The funds must be used during the academic year it is awarded
  • Follow human subject guidelines
    • If the research involves human subjects, an IRB approval or exemption documentation will be required to upload to this form
  • Acknowledge CURE (Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement) in all work resulting from funds awarded for this research project
  • Notify CURE (uocure@uoregon.edu) of any publication or conference presentation that is associated with your research project

Examples of Appropriate Funding Requests

  • unexpected cost increases or un-budgeted expenses associated with research-related experiential learning opportunity
  • unanticipated travel cost directly related to research project
  • supplemental support for students who are not eligible for federal funding resources
  • a supplemental source of funding to other research awards to fulfill the budget need to conduct or complete research

Application Information

  •  Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis, and may not be guaranteed. 
  • Click here to access the application form.