Undergraduate Research Awards

Undergraduate Research Grants (URG) Program

To support undergraduate students to get involved in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA), the Center for Faculty Development partners with the Office of Research to offer an Undergraduate Research Grants (URG) Program.

Typically in April of each academic year, any undergraduate students currently enrolled with a faculty mentor are eligible to apply.  Awards will be granted up to $1,000 per application.

The completed application package, including the application form and budget sheet, for Academic Year (AY) 2018-19 are due to the Center for Faculty Development at cfd@sjsu.edu by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

The application proposal will be evaluated based on this Evaluation Rubric and as follows:

  • The overall quality of the proposal
  • The significance of the project and merit of the work including the likelihood that the project will make a contribution to the student’s area of study
  • The appropriateness of the methodology or the creative focus
  • The potential for accomplishing the proposed project
  • The strength of the proposed mentoring relationship.

Sample Proposals: Biology [pdf]Science [pdf]Interior Design [pdf]Health Sciences [pdf]Mathematics [pdf]

Past Awardees

ExRSCA Program

The Center for Faculty Development partners with units across the campus, including the Office of Research, Peer Connections, the University Library and others, to provide opportunities for faculty to include undergraduate students in their research and scholarly and creative activites.  These kinds of experiences can be enormously valuable for students and faculty alike.  We encouage faculty to learn more about this program, and to consider participating.

Explorations in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity program

Additional Resources

Council on Undergraduate Research