Undergraduate Research Awards
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 either 297R or 497R class credit if they are awarded a URA. There are 2 types of URAs: New and Renewal/Continuing. Please see below for additional information about applying for one of these awards.
Deadline for fall 2019 URAs is Monday September 9, 2019 at 5pm.
Applications for fall will be open on August 1, 2019.
URA Proposal Workshop
First-time applicants and first-time renewal applicants are required to attend a URA workshop. These workshops are held 2-3 days prior to the application deadline during fall, winter and spring semesters.
Anyone who may have questions or is in need of assistance or guidance in formatting their proposal is welcome to attend. At this meeting it will be discussed how to write a high-impact URA proposal/renewal to increase your odds of getting funded.
You are expected to have a rough draft of your proposal ready before this meeting. Bring your proposal with you to the workshop. Please refer to the Guidelines document, see the link at the top of each section, to help you write your proposal.
Fall workshop will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:00pm in W140 BNSN.
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:
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 for each semester/term you apply.
For mid-semester applications, email the URA administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform her that you have submitted a new proposal.
Renewal/Continuing URA Application
IMPORTANT: Late renewal applications will not be considered.
Complete the following steps by the application deadline:
Attend the URA proposal workshop if you are renewing for the first time.
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 for each semester/term you apply.
Complete a report at http://mentoring.byu.edu for the last semester you received a URA. This is found under "My Reports" on the dashboard. If your report has not been submitted, you will not be considered for a URA award.