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Resources for Student Research

Undergraduate Research

URSA (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts), includes information about funding, mentors, credit, ethics, and more.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence. This annual event presents academic and creative work in a formal setting as a mark of accomplishment in studies.

An educational resource for encouraging student hands-on research experiences in computing is available for free, created by Margaret Burnett, OSU professor of computer science.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) seeks applications from eligible colleges and universities located in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Gaithersburg or Boulder programs. The programs will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. Contact Kevin Stoller kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu in the University Honors College if you are interested in applying.

The Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity (URISC) program, administered through the Research Office, is an internal funding opportunity that helps students to develop a scholarly relationship with faculty early in their academic careers.

URSA - Engage is a program to fund freshmen, sophomores and transfer students in their first year to do research in OSU Professors' labs. This program is for students in all majors to do work with an OSU professor and get paid for it.

Library Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA). This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduate students who make use of the OSU Libraries to write papers or complete projects demonstrating outstanding research, scholarship, and originality. Two awards offered annually: $1000 to an upper division undergraduate in the humanities and $1000 to an upper division student in the social sciences/sciences/engineering.

The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is accepting applications for cooperative student-faculty Sustainability Research Grants for the 2014 summer and fall terms. SSI believes our campus can be a model living laboratory for sustainability. To better integrate OSU’s renowned research into daily operations and improve the student experience, SSI will fund applied research projects designed to advance the sustainability of the Corvallis campus’ built environment, operations, policy, academics, and/or student engagement. In line with our vision, applications must advance a culture of sustainability at OSU through action, education, and opportunity. Preference will be given to proposals that clearly impact environmental, social, and economic sustainability. To apply, student-faculty teams must submit a complete application form and required attachments by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, May 23, 2014. Please visit our website for an application packet: http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/funding/research.

Graduate Research

Resources available from the Graduate School

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Research Office
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A312 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR
Phone 541-737-3467
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