Student Research Funding

Boltzman InstituteIn most cases, instructors act as mentors to students in projects related to the instructor’s project; however, students can pursue their own research but are required to have a faculty mentor. 

  • This group offers SCULPT mini funding requests for up to $500(view assessment rubric).
  • Grants for Engaged Learning (GEL) offers three types of grants. Seed grants, Quick grants and Phased grants.
  • Undergraduate Research offers different types of funding. For instance, NCUR and UCUR are two conferences to which students can apply for transportation, lodging and registration support.
  • UVU Board of Trustees Engaged Learning Scholarship is an annual scholarship to be awarded based on a student’s engaged learning project and activities
  • The D. Clark and Pam Turner Endowment for Engaged Learning in STEM Research Fellowships (TEELS) are designed to support student/faculty research in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activities (URSCA) funds upper-division students who work with faculty mentors to conduct in-depth research or creative work related to their chosen field of study. Funds are available five times each year.
  • The Undergraduate Research Summer Institute Grants (URSIG) provides funds for research projects done in a team of a faculty and students.  Student-faculty teams collaborate to conduct in-depth research or creative work related to their chosen field of study during the summer. A limited number of projects (4-5) will be funded for summer 2018 in amounts from $5,000 to $15,000.
  • The College of Engineering and Technology has allocated $30,000 toward student research and travel. Submission deadlines are noon on the first workday of the following months: October, December or February. The form can be submitted to
  • The College of Science & Health provides resources for student funding.
  • Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) supports and provides funding for UVU faculty and mentored students to carry out investigations in natural and cultural history, place-based learning, and other scholarly and creative activities that explore the Colorado Plateau and are consistent with the CRFS mission. You can find more information on this grant program here

Funding for Conference Presentations

These funding sources are usually restricted to scholarly or creative works under faculty mentorship.

  • URSCA - travel funding can now be incorporated as part of the “dissemination” element of the URSCA grants; URSCA team grants can request funding for more than one student.
  • Department and college support - should consult with faculty mentor about this and how to ask for these funds
  • Quick GEL grants (written by the faculty mentor)