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About urp

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across the disciplines. The URP assists UW undergraduates in: - Planning for an undergraduate research experience - Identifying faculty mentors and projects - Defining research goals - Presenting and publishing research findings - Seeking funding for their research The URP helps UW faculty by: - Inviting them to post their undergraduate research opportunities on this web site - Encouraging them to visit our "Engaging Undergraduates" page for information on incorporating undergraduates in their research and scholarship and to keep undergraduates aware of local and national funding sources - Offering assistance in preparing grant proposals for funding department-based undergraduate research opportunities - Providing support for the inclusion of research projects in undergraduate courses through the emerging Research Learning initiative

Deadline Extended: Undergraduate Research Leaders Program

The application deadline for the Undergraduate Research Leaders program has been extended! The application is now due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 16.

Undergraduate Research Leaders serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the Undergraduate Research Leaders program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As an Undergraduate Research Leader, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers!

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Computational Neuroscience Training Program – Applications Open!

The Computational Neuroscience Training Program is now accepting applications! This is a NIH-funded training program that helps connect students with the theoretical neuroscience research community and provides a research stipend. The program guarantees two quarters of funding, with the potential for additional quarters and funding for conference travel. Funded research can be undertaken in any UW lab, but needs to be related to computational neuroscience. The program can help connect students with neuroscience labs.

Applications are due Oct 22. More information and the application form are available here.

Apply for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program

The Office of Science’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is accepting applications for Spring 2020.  Applications are due October 7.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Professor Pozzo Honored with Education Award

Earlier this month Lilo Pozzo, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associated Professor of Chemical Engineering at the UW, was recognized for her outstanding leadership in education by the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative at their annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium. She was honored for her student mentorship and leadership of post-Hurricane Maria recovery initiative in Puerto Rico.

Congratulation, Professor Pozzo!

To read the full article, click here. 

Call for UW Undergraduate Papers and Projects

What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students. Any current UW student is eligible to apply to the three categories: Lower-division (90 college level credits, or less); Upper-Division Non-Thesis; Upper-Division Thesis.

Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.  Additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health.

When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 6, 2019, by 11:59pm PDT.

Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.