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About The Awards

CURE offers a variety of competitive grants to support undergraduate research endeavors. The conference travel award assists students to present their research findings at a conference or professional meeting. Fellowships are also available to support students to conduct summer research under the mentorship of a University of Oregon faculty mentor. CURE has also created a fund to assist eligible students in emergency situations, and designed to help students participate in research related opportunities. Scroll through the current awards list below, to find your CURE.

First Year Research Experience Award

(F Y R E)

CURE first launched FYRE in 2020, created to provide first-year undergraduate students with the valuable opportunity to explore research. This fellowship, made possible by the University of Oregon Foundation Board of Trustees, will fund five students each academic year. FYRE offers a $4000 stipend to the individual student, and $1000 to their faculty mentor. FYRE recipients are expected to engage in full-time summer research for 8-10 weeks, under the mentorship of a UO faculty mentor (TTF or career NTTF). The application due date is in spring.

The applicant is asked to have a faculty mentor identified, with potential research project plans, at the time of application. CURE invites those students who are looking to connect with a prospective faculty mentor, to meet with our team (visit open hours or by appointment) so that we can work with you to provide guidance, resources, and support.

 

Number of Awards 5
Funding Amount $4000  (faculty mentor receives $1000)
Eligibility Criteria and Terms of Award
  • Currently enrolled, full-time (at the time of application) first-year undergraduate  students at UO
  • Award funds must be used during Summer 2020
  • Recipient is expected to engage in full-time (30-40 hours per week) research , for a minimum of eight weeks, and extending to 10 weeks
  • The recipient will be required to submit a one page statement, within one month after the conclusion of their fellowship participation, summarizing the results of the research, and describing how the fellowship helped to support the student’s academic goals
Application Deadline
Spring 2021
  • A faculty recommendation letter will be  required with the application. Click here to access the faculty recommendation form that may be forwarded to your faculty/instructor.
  • The FYRE application form can be accessed by clicking here.

 

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

(S U R F)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) funds up to five students per academic year to conduct summer research under the supervision of a University of Oregon faculty mentor (TTF or career NTTF). The maximum award amount is $4000 per individual. The minimum time period of full-time research commitment is 8 weeks. The application due date is in spring.

 

Number of Awards 5
Funding Amount $4000
Eligibility Criteria and Terms of Award
  • Currently enrolled full-time (at the time of application) undergraduate students at UO with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Has identified a UO faculty mentor who is willing to provide supervision
  • The award funds must be used during Summer 2020
  • Preference will be given to those undergraduate students who are not in their final year of study, and will plan to return to the university in the fall.
  • The applicant may not receive funds to conduct the same research,through other internal UO research support programs during the same fellowship time period
Application Deadline
Spring 2021

Conference Travel Awards

CURE has funding resources to assist eligible students with up to $500 to attend a single conference or professional meeting to present scholarly and creative projects. Ten travel awards are available each year- five awards in Fall term (travel July 1st to December 31st) and five awards in Spring term (travel January 1st to June 30th). During Spring term, three of the five awards are specifically designated for those who have been accepted to present their research project at the NCUR Conference.

There will be another round of applications open in fall, for conference travel between July 1 to December 31, 2020.

 

Number of Awards 10 (5 awards for fall, and 5 awards for spring-  3 spring awards will be designated for NCUR)
Time Period Coverage
  • Fall award application cover July 1 to December 31, 2019 conference travel
  • Spring award application cover January 1 to June 30, 2020 conference travel
    The award cannot be applied to post-graduate conference travel
Funding Amount up to $500 maximum
Eligibility Criteria and Terms of Award
  • Currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at UO, and must be enrolled during the term in which the funds are requested
  • Funds will be provided only one time during the student’s academic career at UO
  • The student is required to hold current enrollment during the conference attendance time period
  • The award cannot be applied to post-graduate conference travel for graduating seniors, and must be used while they are enrolled at UO
  • Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who plan to present their work
  • Funds must be used for travel within the 2019 academic year (for fall deadline), and for travel within the 2020 academic year (for spring deadline)
Application Deadline  Two rounds: Fall 2020 (5 awards) & Spring 2021 (3 NCUR Awards and 2 Awards)

 

Student Emergency Funding

CURE has funding resources to assist eligible students in emergencies, which are designed to help students participate in research and experiential learning opportunities. The funds are not intended to support ongoing or repeated expenses. The maximum funding amount is $500 per individual. Four awards are available during each academic year. Click here to access the Undergraduate Emergency Funds Request form.

 

Number of Awards

4 per academic year

Funding Amount

up to $500 maximum
Eligibility Criteria and Terms of Award
  • Currently enrolled full-time (in good academic standing) undergraduate student at UO, and must be enrolled during the term in which the emergency funds are requested
  • Funds will be provided only one time during the student’s academic career at UO
  • Funding request is for an emergency caused by extenuating circumstances. The emergency must not have been caused by the student’s own negligence, or lack of planning
Examples of Appropriate Funding Requests
  • Unexpected cost increase or un-budgeted expenses associate with research-related experiential opportunity
  • Unanticipated travel cost directly related to research project
  • Supplemental support for students who are not eligible for federal funding resources
Application Deadline
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Momo Wilms-Crowe

2017 Award Recipient

Faculty Research Mentor Award

Click the icon to nominate a deserving faculty or instructor .

 

The Faculty Research Mentor Award is a $2500 one time award that recognizes a faculty member for their exceptional mentoring of undergraduate research and experiential learning. Winners will be recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held in Spring term. The nomination form deadline will be in spring 2021

Judith Eisen

2018 Faculty Mentor Award Recipient