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Dr. Jane Greer, Director
106 Cockefair Hall

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Undergraduate Research Advisory Board

Important Dates and Deadlines:

March 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Deadline for Undergraduate Research Fellow Transcript Designation Applications


March 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Deadline for SUROP Grant Applications


April 12, 2021 at 8:00 am
Deadline for Undergraduate Research Symposium Registrations


April 12–16, 2021
Virtual Undergraduate Research Week at the State Capitol


April 22-23, 2021
Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship


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2019 Impacts

38 students received individual SEARCH and SUROP grants totaling $58,052.

Student grant recipients represented 13 disciplines, including Art History, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, English, Geosciences, History, Nursing and Health Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Civil Engineering, Political Science, and Urban Planning

125 students enrolled in EUReka classes (Experiences in Undergraduate Research) in Biology, Classics, English, Mathematics, and Public Health.

243 students presented their work at the Annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship, Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, and the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, representing Architecture, Urban Planning + Design; Art History; Biological Sciences; Biomedical and Health Informatics; Chemistry; Classics; Computing and Engineering; Criminal Justice and Criminology; English; Geosciences; History; Mechanical Engineering; Nursing and Health Studies, Political Science; and Psychology.

Students who earned SEARCH & SUROP grants during the past three years (2016-2019):

  • 20% were members of under-represented groups.
  • 43% identified as first-generation college students.
  • 51% were Pell eligible.
  • 86% have completed a BA/BS degree or are continuously enrolled and on track to do so.