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Scholarships & Awards

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. 29, Jan. 22
Research or Conference Travel Scholarships
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. 15, March 9
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 9

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.

College of Liberal Arts Research Scholarships

College of Natural Sciences Funding Resources

Department of Government scholarships

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Visual Arts

Senate of College Councils Undergraduate Research Grant

Texas Scholarships

UGS Summer Exploration Grant

Undergraduate Awards

University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence

U.S.-Mexico/Borderlands Student Research Awards