Chemistry and Biochemistry

Undergraduate Research Awards (URA)

Applications for Spring/Summer 2021 are now being accepted.

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

Winter applications are now closed.

Spring/Summer submission deadline is March 26 @ 5pm.

Fall applications: Open July 1, 2021, Submission deadline July 30, 2021 @ 5pm.

General Information

There are two types of URAs: 

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

Students must have approval from their faculty advisor before applying.

Renewal URAsApplications must be completed by the application deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.


An application must be submitted for each semester a student intends to work in the lab. Applications 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.

URA Proposal Training Videos

The URA Proposal Training Videos provide important information and tips on writing a URA proposal.

All applicants should view one of the linked training videos before submitting their application. 

Application Instructions

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.

Contact Information

Chair's Office Secretary, Layne Palmer 

Phone (801) 422-2792

Email coffice@chem.byu.edu