Undergraduate Research Awards (URA)
Undergraduate Research Awards (URA) are granted to promote and facilitate undergraduate research and experience in the lab. It is required for students to register for a research course for class credit if they are awarded a URA. See the section below titled Concurrent Enrollment for further information.
There are 2 types of URAs: New and Renewal. Please see below for additional information about applying for one of these awards. Carefully read and follow the provided instructions and guidelines. Not following application instructions may result in your ineligibility to receive a URA.
Applications for Fall 2020 are now being accepted
Due Date: August 7, 2020 by 5pm
URA Proposal Training Video (Previously Proposal Workshop)
Proposal workshops have been replaced with an online training video. There are changes being made to proposal requirements. All applicants should view the training video before submitting their proposal and application.
New URA Application
New URA applications can be submitted and accepted at any time throughout the semester with advisor approval. Consult with your faculty advisor about a research project and write the URA proposal with their assistance.
Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by email if your proposal has been accepted and an award granted.
Complete the following steps to apply:
Renewal URA Application
IMPORTANT: Late renewal applications will not be considered.
Complete the following steps by the application deadline:
Starting Fall 2019, all students working in Chemistry and Biochemistry research labs are required to be concurrently enrolled in a research course in order to receive a URA. Research course options are: 297R, 497R, or 498R. Please discuss with your lab advisor to determine which course is most appropriate for you.
Chem 297R is generally for new students that are being trained in the lab. This course is .5 credit hours with a pass/fail grade.
Chem 497R is for students who conduct their research with more autonomy in the lab. This course is 1 credit hour with a pass/fail grade.
Chem 498R is a research capstone course that requires an extensive research paper. You will be graded on your report and on your work in the lab. This course is a variable credit course with a letter grade.