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Undergraduate Fellowships, Funding, and Research Opportunities

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Full Proposal Due August 26, 2020

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

2020 CLACS Summer Institute (Online): Underrepresented Stories from Latin America

Registration deadline: June 26, 2020

Organized by the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee for June 29-30, 2020. Join us for a professional development opportunity that will introduce methods for using global news stories and journalism skills to deepen students’ engagement with their curricula, while also increasing their critical thinking and communication skills. Featuring education staff from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit journalism organization that aims to increase public engagement with pressing issues by supporting journalism and educational outreach, the institute will feature presentations by three award-winning journalists who are currently covering pressing issues facing communities in Latin America. Cost: free to K-16 educators and Education students.  Registration is required.

Monday, June 29

  • 9:30-11am: Session 1 (with featured journalist)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Optional interactive workshop
  • 1-2:30pm: Session 2 (with featured journalist)

Tuesday, June 30

  • 9:30-11am: Session 3 (with featured journalist)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Optional interactive workshop

Líderes Avanzando Fellowship

UnidosUS, formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Supporting higher education attainment for Latinos is fundamental to UnidosUS’s misssion. It is a key pathway to the American Dream and an opportunity for upward mobility. The Avanzando Fellowship is geared to second and third-year college students who are passionate about making meaningful change in their campus community and beyond. The one-year Fellowship develops a cohort of civically, socially and educationally engaged college students to act as levers of change in their respective campuses and communities. Avanzando Fellows receive guidance, support, content knowledge, and strategic skills for responsible advocacy and activism around social, programmatic and policy issues. After completing each semester in the program, students become eligible for a stipend to be used toward their education expenses.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive bases to high school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 – $5,000 based on relative need among the scholars received.

UTSA-Specific Opportunities

UTSA Office of Undergraduate Research Scholarships

The UTSA Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking applicants for the 2020 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship which provides funding awards to support undergraduate research and creative scholarly work throughout the university. The OUR offers two scholarships for student researchers: (1) the Provost Undergraduate Research Fellowship; (2) Research/Conference Travel Scholarship. 

Nah Undergraduate Research Award in History

The Nau Undergraduate Scholarship is open to current UTSA undergraduate history students. Up to 6 students will be selected as Nau Scholars to receive awards of up to $10,000 each for the academic year 2020-2021. Recipients will also be eligible for in-state tuition. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0, at least junior standing (60 hours), two letters of recommendation which comment on historical skills and interests (UTSA recommends privileging your history professors as recommenders). Applicants must complete an essay prompt, as well as an impact essay prompt. Deadline is April 15, 2020. Awarded annually.