Undergraduate Research Awards
- Spring/Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Award Applications are now being accepted.
** Note: Your URA application will differ depending on whether you are submitting a new URA (a first-time application or one that hasn't been funded previously) or a URA renewal. See below for specific instructions.**
Deadline for Spring/Summer 2019 URAs is Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 5pm.
Deadline for Fall 2019 URAs is Monday September 9, 2019 at 5pm.
New URA Application
Consult with your Faculty Advisor about a research project and write the URA proposal with their assistance.
Your application will promptly be reviewed and you will be notified by email if your proposal has been accepted and an award granted.
For first-time URA applicants (or if you have applied but not received one), follow these four steps to apply:
Carefully read and follow the Guidelines for NEW URA Proposals
Attend the URA Proposal Workshop
Complete "My Profile" at http://mentoring.byu.edu (Upload a photo, preferably of you working in your lab.)
Complete "Application" at http://mentoring.byu.edu (found on the dashboard) for each semester/term you apply.
Complete "URA Cover Page" and upload your proposal at https://goo.gl/forms/HJKAYvOUXlJ3yMp93
For mid-semester applications, email the URA administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform that you have submitted a new proposal.
URA Proposal Workshop
All applicants applying for the first time are required to attend a URA workshop held 2-3 day before the submission deadline in Fall, Winter and Spring.
Anyone else who may have questions about the URA or would like more URA training is also welcome to attend. At this meeting, we will discuss how to write a high-impact URA proposal to increase your odds of getting funded. You are expected to have a rough draft of your proposal by the time of this meeting. Please refer to the Guidelines document (see link above) to help you write your proposal.
There is no URA Proposal Workshop for Spring/Summer.
Fall workshop will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:00pm in W140 BNSN.
Renewal/Continuing URA Application
Carefully read and follow the Guidelines for URA renewals
IMPORTANT: Late renewal applications will not be considered.
There are five steps to renew:
Download the renewal template and complete using renewal Guidelines (see link above)
Update "My Profile" at http://mentoring.byu.edu (Upload a photo, preferably of you working in your lab.)
Update "Application" at http://mentoring.byu.edu (found on the dashboard) for each semester/term you apply.
Complete a report at http://mentoring.byu.edu ("My Reports" on the dashboard) for the last semester you received a URA.
Complete "URA Cover Page" and upload your renewal each semester/term at https://goo.gl/forms/HJKAYvOUXlJ3yMp93