Research Programs & Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers ten research programs and four award opportunities for undergraduate students. Please visit the links below for more information on these and other internal and external funding resources.

OUR Standing Research Programs

  1. OUR Named Fellowship Program
  2. OUR Peer Advisor Program
  3. OUR Research Education Program (REP) for High School Students
  4. OUR Research Education Fellowship (REF) Program for Undergraduate Researchers
  5.  OUR Research Supply Funds
  6. OUR Scholars Certificate Program
  7. OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
  8. OUR Poster Printing Support Funding
  9. OUR Student Organization Support Funding
  10. NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Bridging EPSCoR Communities (RII-BEC)

OUR Ad Hoc Research Programs

  1. OUR 2021 Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program

OUR Research Awards

  1. OUR Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
  2. OUR Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
  3. Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal Cover Artwork Award
  4. Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal Best Article Award

UNLV Programs & Awards

  1. Business School Medallion Program
  2. College of Education NITEP
  3. Calvert Award
  4. Engelstad Scholars
  5. International Programs Scholarships
  6. McNair Scholars
  7. Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship
  8. CAEO Undergraduate Research
  9. Southwest Airlines Undergraduate Research Travel Support Funding

External Funds

  1. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Mechanisms of Evolution
  2. Nevada IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  3. NSHE Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
  4. College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
  5. National Science Foundation (NSF)
  6. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  8. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  9. Department of Education
  10. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Additional Funding Resources

  1. Pivot Funding Opportunities Database
  2. National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Database
  3. Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) Database and Newsletter
  4. Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Newsletter