What is URSA?
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.
Applications open January 16, 2024.
Undergraduate students planning to pursue creative projects or conduct research during the Summer 2024 semester are invited to apply for Student Project funding up to $6,000 for individuals and group applicants.
Accepting applications January 16 - February 25, 2024.
Applications open February 5, 2024.
ALL undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, full time faculty, and staff 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.
Accepting applications February 5 - March 10, 2024.
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.
Curious about URSA's past activities and its contribution to UAF's undergraduate research?
Visit our Annual Reports page
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.