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Undergraduate Research Symposium
Alyssa T.

Acceptance into my current graduate program was due to my experience with undergraduate research.
Alyssa T.

Nick B.

I collaborated with professionals nationally and gave regional presentations.
Nick B.

Shawn C.

It gave me the skills and knowledge I need to become an ecological scholar and scientist.
Shawn C.


Undergraduate Scholars Grant

The purpose of the Undergraduate Scholars Grant (USG) is to facilitate research and creative activities at UCM through compensation of related expenses.  Such expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consumable supplies, materials, technology, and equipment (e.g. chemicals, DNA products, coding software, material for costumes, incentives for research participants)
  • International or domestic airfare, hotel, food, gas, parking, registration or other travel-related expenditures incurred for conference presentation, field-work, training, or an experiential-based opportunity that is directly related to research or creative project (e.g. travel to location to interview participants, statistical software training, writing workshop)

All UCM undergraduate students in good academic standing can submit an application. Projects must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member that has independently reviewed and affirmed the quality of the work. A maximum of $750 for supplies and/or travel will be awarded.  Students may receive partial funding depending upon demonstrated need, available resources, location (domestic versus international travel), and merit of the proposal as ascertained by criteria identified below.

The Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships and the Dean of the Honors College & International Affairs will evaluate USG applications on a rolling basis. Decisions regarding awards are based on the following criteria: (1) academic/creative quality of work, (2) contribution to the field of study, and if applicable, (3) level of participation at conference, event, or experience. USG recipients are also expected to present at the annual Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day and must submit an abstract here.


Students seeking support for SUPPLIES that are essential for the successful completion of their research project must complete and submit both of the following forms:


Students seeking support for TRAVEL that is essential for the successful completion of their research project must complete and submit both of the following forms: