URSA Community


Our Community encompasses students, staff, and faculty from all disciplines at UAF. Explore the sections below to learn more about the URSA experience.

About URSA
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Student Spotlights

URSA students accompish great things! Read their stories to learn more about their interests, projects, reflections, and more!



Kendrick McCabe, student, and Todd Sherman, CLA Dean, at RCA Day in front of a poster

Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Day is UAF's annual celebration of undergraduate student experiences across campus!

This annual event allows students to showcase their scholarly experiences from the current academic year through posters, presentations, creative displays, and public performances. Both URSA-funded and non-URSA students are encouraged to participate.


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Student Testimonials

URSA supports student projects from all disciplines on campus. Learn more about the URSA experience from outreach videos made by students just like you!



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URSA Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with recent news, events, and opportunities to get involved at UAF!




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URSA Instagram

Curated photos from the studio, the field, the lab, and beyond!



  • URSA Internship Awards accepting applications

    March 02, 2023

    URSA is excited to announce the opening of a new undergraduate funding opportunity: Internship Awards! URSA's Internship Awards offer fellowship funding up to $6,000 for the summer or $3,000 for the fall or spring term to support cost-of-living expenses for unpaid or minimally paid* internships with organizations external to UAF.
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  • URSA spring 2023 travel awards

    February 02, 2023

    The office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity is taking applications for itsĀ 2023 spring travel awards.
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  • URSA Innovative Technology and Education Award applications open Feb. 6

    January 25, 2023

    URSA's Innovative Technology and Education Award application period opens on Feb. 6. The ITE Award funds up to $5,000 and is open to all UAF undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and full-time faculty requiring technology-related equipment and/or software for student-based instruction and/or research.
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  • Applications open for URSA's Summer 2023 Student Project Awards

    January 11, 2023

    Applications for URSA's 2023 Summer Student Project Awards are now open! Summer Student Project Awards fund undergraduate research and creative activity projects up to $6,000 for both individual and group projects.
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