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Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Grants

Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Grants support students and faculty engaged in a mentored research project. The goal of this grant is to provide students with research or creative inquiry opportunities. These grants provide $2,000 in supplies or travel funds and $1,000 stipends for the faculty mentor and student. A faculty mentor can have up to three research students on this grant. Applications must be completed according to these guidelines and submitted through Submittable by March 1.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program support students and faculty engaged in a mentored research project over the summer. Working on research during the summer allows for the student and faculty to focus intensively on their topic. Students will be part of a community of researchers and will present their research to the University community in the fall semester. These grants provide $2,000 in supplies or travel funds, a $1,000 stipend for the faculty mentor and a $3,500 stipend for the student. Students are also provided a housing if they choose to live on campus. Applications must be completed according to these guidelines and submitted through Submittable by Feb. 1.

Research and Inquiry Curriculum Grants

Research and Inquiry Curriculum grants support faculty who wish to incorporate the high-impact educational practices of research into their courses. Research shows that these experiences lead to better learning and retention. Faculty can be awarded $1,000 for new course proposals and course redesigns, $600 for adding a major inquiry-based assignment or $400 for adding OURI assessments to an existing course. Applications are accepted year round but must be received by April 1 for courses to be offered in the following fall semester, and Nov. 1 for courses to be offered the following spring semester.

OURI Travel Awards

Funds are available from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry to support UT students who have participated in undergraduate research or inquiry to travel to local, regional, national or international meetings, conferences, symposia, exhibitions and workshops. These funds are provided to increase the opportunities of UT students to showcase their scholarship in external venues. Applications should be submitted through Submittable.

FURC Travel Awards

The Florida Undergraduate Research Conference is one of the nation's largest multi-disciplinary research conferences. It is an annual event open to all undergraduate researchers in the state of Florida to present their research in a poster forum. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry will support 30 students to present at this year's conference. Students who have submitted their abstract and received an acceptance notification are encouraged to submit an application for a FURC travel award.