What is undergraduate research or a creative activity?
2021 Summer Project Award, Biology
2021 Summer Project Award, Geological Engineering
2021 Summer Project Award, Wildlife and Biology Conservation
Madeline Andriesen, Jenna Dreydopel, Taylir Hendricks, Jonathan Lange, Ariana Lopez,
Ellie Martinson, Lindsay Moisan
2021 Spring Project Award, Music
The office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity (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.
Undergraduate research and creative activity at UAF covers all disciplines, from climate sciences to music, engineering, anthropology, life sciences, art and theater.
Visit our Award Recipients page to discover all the projects funded by URSA.
2023 Fall Student Project AwardsApplications will open April 17, 2023.
Fall Student Project Awards are for degree-seeking UAF undergraduate students from all disciplines and UAF campuses. The Fall 2023 awards offer up to $3,000 for an individual or up to $6,000 for a group of two or more students. Funds may be used towards a fellowship, tuition, travel, services or supplies.
Innovative Technology and Education (ITE)Applications will open February 6, 2023.
ALL undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff and fulltime faculty requiring technology-related equipment and/or software for student-based instruction and/or research are invited to apply for an URSA Innovative Technology and Education (ITE) Award of up to $5,000.
Travel funds support students presenting research or creative activity outcomes at a conference, meeting or congregation of their peers/professionals in their respective field, as well as students partaking in competitions.
Virtual event registration fees are also eligible for funding.
Undergraduate students with confirmed unpaid or minimally paid internships are invited to apply for URSA’s Internship Award.
Internships Applications are eligible for up to $3,000 for a Fall- or Spring-term internship or $6,000 for a Summer-term internship.
Students must have a secured opportunity in order to apply for funding.
URSA is looking for Student Ambassadors! URSA student ambassadors serve as aspirational peers and as catalysts for students of all disciplines to engage with URSA. Are you a current or former URSA student who would like to share your passion for undergraduate research, scholarly activity, and UAF to current and prospective students both in-person and online?
Research and Creative Activity Day
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. All UAF students, faculty, staff, and the community at large are invited to attend. After two years of virtual celebrations, we are excited to gather together in-person on the UAF campus.
Curious about URSA's past activities and its contribution to UAF's undergraduate research?
Visit our Annual Reports page