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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URSA Spotlights

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



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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!


URSA Seminars

See our calendar below for upcoming seminar dates!


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URSA Instagram

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



  • Apply now! Fall applications closing Sept. 10

    September 01, 2023

    The Sept. 10 application deadline is quickly approaching for four different Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Award programs. Undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, staff and faculty across disciplines and locations are encouraged to apply now!

  • URSA announces 2023 Innovative Technology and Education awardees

    April 27, 2023

    The UAF Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity has recognized 15 people who received an URSA 2023 Innovative Technology and Education grant.

  • URSA announces 2023 summer student project awardees

    April 26, 2023

    The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity has named four students recipients of its summer student project awards.

  • 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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