About URSA

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, URSA supports, develops and institutionalizes UAF's diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.

At all levels, URSA aims to improve skills in critical thinking and communication and to engender a culture of life-long 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
Click here to view the URSA brocure.

Innovation, Technology and Education (ITE) Awards

Application deadline March 18, 2016

URSA is now accepting applications for Innovation, Technology and Education awards.  Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students may apply for up to $10,000 for technology-related equipment and/or software associated with student-based instruction and/or research. Funds must be spent by June 30, 2016. For more information, please go our our Award Application page.

Summer Project Awards

Application deadline February 26, 2016

URSA is now accepting applications for summer projects. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to pursue research or creative projects. For more information, please go our our Award Application page.

Food Security in the Arctic Essay, Media and Engineering Contest

Deadline extended!

Through a series of three contests, students are invited to address some of the issues inherent in developing responsible agricultural practices in the Arctic.

Click here for details

Deadline for applications:
February 29, 2016 (Essay and Engineering Contests)
February 29, 2016 (Media Contest)

URSA Events Calendar

Back to Top