Apply for Undergraduate Research Funding & Awards!

Jan. 30, 2018

The following funding opportunities and awards are provided or managed by the Office of Undergraduate Research and offer research funding or recognition for undergraduate students during Summer 2018 or the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The application deadline for all opportunities listed below is 5:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 (the deadline has been extended).


Research Scholarships:

Please note that only one application packet is required to be considered for all three OUR and CSUN scholarships (OUR SURF, CSUN Stipend, and CSUN Research & Development Scholarships).

CSUN Research & Development Scholarship ($3000)

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 2018-2019 academic year.

  • Eligibility criteria, application instructions, and more information can be found here
  • Apply online by Friday, March 23, 2018 (the deadline has been extended).

CSUN Undergraduate Research Stipend ($5000)

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 2018-2019 academic year: 3 recipients from the Social Sciences, Business, 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.

  • Eligibility criteria, application instructions, and more information can be found here
  • Apply online by Friday, March 23, 2018 (the deadline has been extended).

OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Funding (OUR SURF; funding amount varies)

Summer Undergraduate Research Funding is available to currently enrolled undergraduate students in every major to support their research activities during the Summer 2018 term. All applicants must be working on a project under the guidance of an NSHE faculty research mentor during the summer term.

  • Eligibility criteria, application instructions, and more information can be found here
  • Apply online by Friday, March 23, 2018 (the deadline has been extended).

Research Awards and Travel Support:

OUR Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award ($500)

The OUR Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award acknowledges one outstanding undergraduate student for their accomplishments in research, scholarship, performance, or visual art. Currently enrolled UNLV undergraduate students are eligible for consideration and must be nominated by a current NSHE academic faculty member to be considered for this award.

  • Eligibility criteria, application instructions, and more information can be found here
  • Nominations are submitted online by a NSHE academic faculty member
  • Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018 (the deadline has been extended).

OUR Summer Undergraduate Travel Funding (up to $500)

This award allocates up to $500 to assist undergraduate student researchers with travel to an academic conference, symposium, or other venue to present their scholarly work, or travel for research purposes (e.g., data collection, sample analysis, etc.).


If you have questions about any of the awards listed here, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at our@unlv.edu, or (702) 895-2367.