What is undergraduate research or a creative activity? 



The office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity (URSA)  is UAF's resource for the development and promotion of experiential learning activities that engage undergraduate students to support UAF's goal to become a leading student-focused research university.

Undergraduate research and creative activity at UAF covers all disciplines, from climate sciences to music, engineering, anthropology, life sciences, art and theater.

Visit our Award Recipients page to discover all the projects funded by URSA.


Mark your calendars! URSA's Spring 2023 seminars are on the books!
Join us via ZOOM for the following events:
1) Proposal Development (1/24, 1:00 - 2:00 PM)
Anyone preparing to submit an URSA funding application is invited to attend.
2) Poster Development (2/21, 1:00 - 2:00 PM)
For students preparing posters for a conference, presentation, or URSA's Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Day!
3) Undergraduate Student Mentoring (3/21, 1:00 - 2:00 PM)
Are you faculty, staff, a postdoctoral researcher, or graduate student who is interested in mentoring undergraduate students at UAF? Ever consider applying for URSA's Mentor Award to engage undergraduate students in your research and creative activity projects? Join us for mentoring tips and tricks and an overview of URSA.