The Office of Undergraduate Research administers grants and fellowships to support student research and travel to disseminate results at professional meetings. These grants are intended to facilitate student research and creative activity in all disciplines, to encourage collaboration between students and faculty on sustained projects of significant educational value to the student, and to enhance the overall undergraduate experience through active engagement in the process of discovering and sharing new knowledge.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium
Undergraduate students are invited to give formal presentations or displays of original research, scholarly or creative activities in all academic areas. Presentation formats may be as diverse as the fields they represent, but must be appropriate to the discipline.
National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Each spring NCUR hosts a conference to showcase undergraduate research. Applications from undergraduate students and faculty in all disciplines are invited to present in oral sessions, posters, artistic performances and visual art exhibits. The Office of Undergraduate Research offers special travel grants on a competitive basis and will be awarded pending acceptance of the student's presentation by NCUR. Weber State will also fund a limited number of faculty mentors who wish to accompany their students. All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply. Students must have worked with a WSU faculty or staff member who served as a mentor to the project.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Posters on the Hill
Each spring CUR selects 60 student research projects to display their results on the U.S. Capitol. There is an orientation session, followed by visits from students and their faculty mentors to their Representatives and Senators' offices. Special travel grants are available for students who wish to participate in Posters on the Hill in April. Grants are contingent upon acceptance by CUR.
Proposal Writing Workshops for Students
Students are invited to attend a short workshop designed to assist students in writing a successful grant proposal for Undergraduate Research.