Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity

The UAF Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA) program supports, develops and institutionalizes UAF's diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.

URSA aims to improve skills in critical thinking and communication and to engender a culture of lifelong learning among all students, as well as enhance preparation and education of students who will fill the needs of Alaska’s 21st century workforce and society.

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.

Building on existing efforts and capacities, URSA enables UAF students to pursue varying levels of research engagement from a single credit of first-year seminar to independent scholarly investigations or a senior thesis including BFA exhibit or performance.

Learn more about URSA 

Get detailed information about the program, including how to apply.

  • Apply
  • Award Schedule
  • Research Day
  • Research Courses
  • Research Showcase
  • Opportunities
  • ... and more