BLaST Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Experience funding

Applications are being accepted for the Biomedical Learning and Student Training Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Experience until Nov. 6, 2022, at midnight. BLaST engages students from diverse backgrounds in education and training for biomedical research careers, with an emphasis on students from rural Alaska and partners.

Current undergraduate students from Fort Lewis College, Salish Kootenai College, Diné College, Alaska Pacific University, Iḷisaġvik College, all UAS and UAF campuses, from all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds are invited to apply. To be eligible for a BLaST Undergraduate Research Experience, students must meet certain criteria, including having the following:   

  • An interest in biomedical or One Health research,
  • A faculty mentor at their campus, and
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

The BLaST URE award is up to $2,500 for Spring 2023. Awards can be budgeted for research supplies and services, travel, and student salary (hourly compensation for a maximum of 20 hours a week). Your faculty must agree to your project proposal before submission and fill out the mentor confirmation form online.

Information about requirements and a link to the online application can be found on the BLaST website. A PDF version of the application is also available to help you prepare your proposal.

For more information, please email