The University of Texas at Dallas strongly encourages student engagement in the research work of the University. Undergraduate students benefit by learning how to solve unique intellectual challenges in a structured and supervised university research environment. Undergraduate research scholars will often interact with graduate students, faculty members, and other members of a research team. Students benefit not only in terms of advancing their knowledge of the research topic, but also by developing valuable and sophisticated skills in self discovery and inquiry. Students also benefit by getting to know faculty and senior research staff, who can provide the student with career guidance and references.
Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are made for a single semester and are awarded by the Vice President for Research. Funds are limited, and awards are made on a competitive basis. The award consists of a cash stipend of $500 paid to the student, as well as an award of $300 transferred to a University account controlled by the faculty sponsor to support the research project (e.g., laboratory equipment, project travel, etc.) or related activities. Cash stipends paid to students are subject to deductions for required taxes.
There are no restrictions on the nature of the research - it can be in any field. However, the research must be on a serious, credible topic of inquiry, and there must be a faculty supervisor for the project.
At the end of the Spring semester, recipients of this grant have the opportunity to join in a poster competition to receive additional funds.
To apply, visit Research Explorer. After logging in with your UTD netid and password, click on the UG Research tab along the top. You will be able to complete your application online and submit it electronically to your Faculty Advisor for approval. Faculty Advisors will log into using the same link and will be able to approve and forward the application or return it for edits. Contact Beth Keithly with questions.