Apply Now for 2017 CSUN Research Scholarships!

Feb. 8, 2017

Two CSUN scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year are available to support undergraduate students who will be actively working on a research, scholarly, or art project during next academic year. Students from all academic fields are eligible to apply for both scholarships.

  • CSUN Research and Development Scholarship: The CSUN Research and Development Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who display academic ability and potential. This scholarship includes a monetary award of $3,000 that will be awarded to two (2) students who will be actively working on a research, scholarly, or art project during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

  • CSUN Undergraduate Research Stipend: The CSUN Undergraduate Research Stipend provides financial support to students who display research ability and potential while they actively engage in a research project. A primary function of this scholarship is to reduce financial barriers that students may face while completing undergraduate research activities by decreasing the need for outside employment. This scholarship includes funding for six (6) undergraduate students who will be actively working on a research, scholarly, or art project during the 2017-2018 academic year: 3 recipients from the Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Humanities, and 3 recipients from STEM fields. Each of the 6 recipients will receive a research stipend of $5,000 per academic year, to be disbursed across two semesters. 

Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Eligibility Requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application

  • Be an officially admitted undergraduate student and enrolled in at least 12 credits (or its equivalent as determined through DRC accommodation, with documentation) 

  • Have a specific research/scholarly/art project planned that will be conducted under the direct guidance of a UNLV faculty research mentor during the 2017-2018 academic year

  • Where required, have obtained approvals for the ethical conduct of research and safety in research for the project being conducted, prior to project commencement

Continuing Eligibility Requirements:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least twelve (12) credits per semester (or its equivalent as determined through DRC accommodation) during the term of the award

  • Present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase, the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, or the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • Each recipient, with their faculty research mentor, must submit brief midterm and final progress reports to OUR-UNLV for evaluation in order to ensure the timeline and research goals outlined in the application are being met

  • Research & Development Scholarship only: Serve as an advocate for the CSUN Scholar Program by continuously recruiting other applicants and informing them about the opportunity, and at the end of the first semester, the Scholar must report back to the CSUN Scholarships and Grants Committee on ways to improve the system and how the scholarship has benefitted them.

Application Instructions: Detailed instructions for each section of the CSUN Research Stipend and the CSUN Research & Development Scholarship applications can be found in the attachment on the right hand side of this page. If you are applying for both scholarships, please note that you may submit a single application to be considered for both awards. The application for both scholarships is submitted online through this submission form, and includes the following components: 

  • A completed cover sheet that has been signed and dated by you and your faculty research mentor.

  • A (1 page) Statement of Purpose that describes your experience in research/scholarship/arts, the project you will be working on next year if you receive this award (including your role in the project, and its significance), and an explanation of how this award will benefit your academic progress, goals, and research activities, and (for the CSUN Stipend) an explanation of how this scholarship would reduce the financial barriers you may face when conducting research.

  • Your current Curriculum Vitae.

  • IRB or IACUC approval for the project protocol (where applicable).

  • A letter of support from your faculty research mentor for the project you will be working on (2 page maximum).

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at, or by phone at (702) 895-2367.