Non-URSA Funding

There are many ways for undergraduate students to get involved in research at UAF. In addition to URSA funding, several other organizations both at UAF and outside of UAF offer opportunities for students. Here are a few:

Opportunites at UAF

BLaST Biomedical Learning and Student Training

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program invites undergraduates at UAS, UAF, and Ilisagvik College to submit proposals for summer undergraduate research.  Up to $6,000 will be awarded to students who have identified a project and mentor in biomedical or health research

The overarching goal of BLaST is to enhance undergraduate training and mentoring in biomedical research through increased diversity of students, increased integration of research and teaching, and enhanced integration of rural campuses into a cohesive biomedical community in Alaska. BLaST is one of ten Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiatives funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

For more information or if you need help identifying a project and/or finding a mentor visit the BLaST Website.

IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (INBRE)

One of the main goals of the Alaska INBRE Network continues to be to increase education and research opportunities for University of Alaska undergraduate and graduate students to guide them into programs and advanced training in the biomedical sciences and to enhance the biomedical infrastructure in Alaska.
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Alaska Space Grant

Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive process. Scholarships are open to new and continuing undergraduate students majoring in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM). Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.
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Alaska EPSCoR

Alaska EPSCoR improves Alaska's scientific capacity by engaging in research projects supported through National Science Foundation and state funds. The organization is engaged in a five-year project entitled "Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments," which examines the mechanisms by which communities adapt to environmental and social change
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Opportunites outside of UAF

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