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Undergraduate Research Enrichment Funds Program

****NEW Program Details****

What is the Undergraduate Research Enrichment Funds Program?

The Undergraduate Research Enrichment Funds have replaced the Presidential Research Scholars and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programs. The UREF Program provides up to $3000 to student-faculty teams in support of scholarly and creative activity.  Funds can be used to support project-related expenses (equipment, supplies, etc.), student stipend and/or travel, and up to $500 in professional development funds for the faculty mentor. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Committee requests applications for the next award period from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. All full-time undergraduate students with the support of a faculty mentor are eligible to apply.  The application deadline is January 31 of each year.

** NEW NEW NEW- All students requesting stipend through UREF are required to complete W-9 Tax Documentation**

  This let’s you step out and get a new view on a question you’re interested in."  

 - Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, BA Theatre and Dance, Presidential Research Scholar 2008-2009

Want to learn more?

READ THIS FIRST:  Program Description and Instructions






Questions regarding application procedures may be directed to the Office of Student Research and Innovation (osri@apsu.edu, 931-221-7625).

Questions regarding the APSU Institutional Review Board may be directed to Dr. Jonniann Butterfield (butterfieldj@apsu.edu). Further information about obtaining approvals from the APSU-IRB may be obtained at: http://www.apsu.edu/cogs/irb 

Questions regarding the APSU Animal Care and Use Committee may be directed to Dr. Gilbert Pitts (pittsg@apsu.edu).  Further information about obtaining approvals from the APSU Animal Use and Care Committee may be obtained at:  http://www1.apsu.edu/iacuc 


Proposals should be submitted >>HERE by January 31.  See the Program Description and Instructions for complete details.


If you’ve got a creative and interesting idea, definitely apply...  Don’t second guess yourself.   If you have just the start of something, write down your good beginning and send it in!"    

 - Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva