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Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Winter 2024 Renewal Submissions Will Open November 17, 2023

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023

Undergraduate Research Awards (URA) are granted to promote undergraduate research and experience in the lab.

General Information

There are two types of URAs: 

New URA - Applications can be submitted and accepted anytime during the semester.

Students must have approval from their faculty advisor before applying.

Renewal URA - Applications must be completed by the application deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

A URA submission must be submitted for each semester a student intends to work in the lab.

Submissions will be opened prior to Fall, Winter and Spring semesters.

Concurrent enrollment in a chemistry research course is required.

This course must be registered for at the time of application.

See the section titled Concurrent Enrollment for further information on course selection.

Submission Instructions

  • New URAs
    • Complete a one-page proposal and a one-page mentoring plan.
    • Register for a chemistry research course
    • Complete the URA Submission Form and proposal upload for Winter 2024
    • If applying mid-semester, email the URA administrator at coffice@chem.byu.edu to inform them of your submission.

New URA Proposal/Mentoring Template

Mentoring Plan Example

  • Renewal URAs
    • Complete a one-page proposal and a one-page mentoring plan.
    • Complete a progress report at mentoring.byu.edu. Progress reports are located under "My Reports" on the dashboard.
    • Register for a chemistry research course
    • Complete the URA Submission Form and proposal upload for Winter 2024
    • Watch for an email from the University towards the end of the semester to complete their experiential learning survey. You will not be able to continue as a URA if you do not complete the survey.

Renewal URA Proposal/Mentoring Template

Mentoring Plan Example

Concurrent Enrollment

All students must be concurrently enrolled in a research course in order to receive a URA. Research course options include CHEM 297R*, CHEM 497R*, and CHEM 498R. Discuss with your lab advisor which course is appropriate for you.

*Full semester sections are even numbers, second block only sections are odd numbers

  • CHEM 297R is intended for students who are new to a research lab. This course is .5 credit hours and graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • CHEM 497R is for students continuing work in a research lab. This course is 1 credit hour and graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • CHEM 498R is a research capstone course that requires an extensive research paper. This course is a variable credit course with a letter grade.

Contact Information

URA Administrator, Alison Anderson

Phone (801) 422-2792

Email coffice@chem.byu.edu

Contact

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
C100 BNSN
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
801-422-3667

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