***Please Note: Effective Fall 2016, students will be limited to a maximum of 12 credit hours of Undergraduate Research (UR) and/or Independent Study(IS) that may count toward their undergraduate degree as described in the resolution passed in May 2016 (CUSP Resolution 2015-16O). The resolution has a provision for a student to exceed this 12-hour maximum of UR/IS courses if the hours are required on their checksheet.
The Resolution also requires the instructor (faculty member supervising the student’s work) to identify a tangible output produced by the student at the end of the course that will be used to determine the student’s grade. This may be in the form of a poster, presentation, paper, or other suitable deliverable relevant to the student’s field of study and nature of the UR/IS.***
- The National Center for Education Research(NCER) and the National Center for Special Education (NCSER) at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for Pre-service Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry Teachers
- The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office provides institutional and fellowship grant funding to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and in area and international studies.
- The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest
- The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund "proof of concept" research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs.
- Undergraduate Research and the Digital Humanities
The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.