Scholarships and awards supporting undergraduate research are available through the Office of Undergraduate Research and through colleges and programs throughout the university. The OUR offers three scholarships for researchers: the Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Research or Conference Travel Scholarships and Student Researcher Awards. Consult the table and view the OUR scholarship video below to see which funding opportunity is best for your research needs.
|Type of Project||Eligibility||Considers financial need?||Amount||Deadlines|
|Undergraduate Research Fellowship|
|Covers specific costs associated with academic research projects||Independent research project||Full-time student (12 hour min)||No||Up to $1,000, ~50 awarded||Sept. 28 and Feb. 1|
|Research Conference Awards|
|Travel to conduct or present research||Independent research project/research assistantship||Full-time student (12 hour min)||Yes||Variable; typically $100-600, ~10 awarded||Nov. 20 and March 12|
|Student Researcher Awards|
|Grant to directly support student researcher||Independent research project/research assistantship||Full-time student (12 hour min)||Yes||$1,000, 2 awarded||March 12|
Other Research Awards
Undergraduate researchers at UT have many other opportunities for funding and recognition. A number of links are listed below. Consult your college, department, and faculty mentor for other possibilities.