Other Funding Opportunities

There are many ways for undergraduate students to get involved in research at UAF! 

In addition to URSA funding, several other organizations both at UAF, within the UA System, or outside Alaska offer opportunities for students. Don't be affraid to reach out to researchers, organizations, institutes in your field to make a connection and inquire about future opportunities!

Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST)

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program invites undergraduates at UAS, UAF, and Ilisagvik College to submit proposals for summer undergraduate research.  Up to $6,000 will be awarded to students who have identified a project and mentor in biomedical or health research

The overarching goal of BLaST is to enhance undergraduate training and mentoring in biomedical research through increased diversity of students, increased integration of research and teaching, and enhanced integration of rural campuses into a cohesive biomedical community in Alaska. BLaST is one of ten Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiatives funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

For more information or if you need help identifying a project and/or finding a mentor visit the BLaST Website. 

IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence

One of the main goals of the Alaska INBRE Network continues to be to increase education and research opportunities for University of Alaska undergraduate and graduate students to guide them into programs and advanced training in the biomedical sciences and to enhance the biomedical infrastructure in Alaska.

Alaska Space Grant

Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive process. Scholarships are open to new and continuing undergraduate students majoring in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM). Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.

Alaska NSF EPSCoR improves Alaska's scientific capacity by engaging in research projects supported through National Science Foundation and state funds. The organization is engaged in a five-year project entitled "Fire & Ice," which examines climate-driven changes to Alaskan wildfire regimes and coastal ecosystems.
UA’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Center ICE) Seed Fund opportunity.

The United Nations has defined “17 goals to transform our world” – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

UA’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Center ICE) is soliciting proposals for innovations that focus on two of these goals: SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and #13: Climate Action. Underlying this call is UN SDG #9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Projects funded under this RFP will develop an innovation and move it closer to commercial reality while addressing SDG #11 or #13.

Deadline and Schedule

  • For initial consideration, proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on September 20th, 2020. 
  • Proposals should be sent to Dr. Peter Webley, pwwebley@alaska.edu wi th the RFP title in subject.
  • Thereafter, proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis for the award of any remaining funds. 
  • Projects must be completed and all expenses submitted by May 31st, 2021.

You can find more at the Center ICE website, Innovation for Climate Action and Sustainable Communities, and the attached PDF.