Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is no longer accepting nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. Each year, OUR recognizes and acknowledges 1 (one) undergraduate student's excellence in research, and awards a $500 monetary prize.


Currently enrolled UNLV undergraduate students are eligible for consideration.

Application Process

Students must be nominated by a full-time NSHE faculty member to be considered.

Nominating faculty are required to submit the following as part of the nomination package:

  • One-page letter of nomination describing the student's continued success in research and contribution to research at UNLV and their field of study
  • Student's curriculum vitae (CV)

Program Rules

Awardees are required to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Present at one of OUR's research symposia
  • Represent OUR in research-related events (including research poster and lightning talk presentations)

Awardees in the advanced stages of their research are strongly encouraged to submit a manuscript to Spectra: UNLV's Undergraduate Research Journal.

Application Deadline

The application period for the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award is now closed.