The Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for Utah State University students to be directly involved in research early in their collegiate careers. URFs are given a $1,000 scholarship each year, as well as access to additional supports and programming. Fellows find and work with faculty mentors on research projects aligned with their interests, are frequently invited to attend or present at research conferences, and have access to research funding to support their projects and presentations. The fellowship represents the best and brightest students of USU and holds multiple socials and workshops each year to provide students a chance to interact with their peers, learn about the research conducted by others, and develop academic and professional skillsets associated with strong researchers.

The college experience you’ve been looking for.

Apply now to become an Undergraduate Research Fellow starting in Fall 2019! If you are an incoming freshman or sophomore, or have at least six more semesters until graduation, this opportunity could be for you. Successful applicants may defer the fellowship for university-approved leaves of absence, but otherwise should be enrolled full-time for each semester participating in the fellowship. The URF scholarship may be combined with any other funding you receive.

Selection of fellows is determined by prior academic performance, potential to succeed as a researcher, and dedication to add to the cohort through personal merit and involvement. A 3.5 GPA is preferred, but exceptions can be made for applicants that are otherwise phenomenal. 

Applications for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship will open on Friday, March 15 and must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, April 15, 2019.

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