The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announces the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Academic Year 2023-2024 Scholarships to promote undergraduate research opportunities at all NSHE institutions. The program is supported by funding from the Nevada NSF EPSCoR Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science (HDRFS) project. Students working in any STEM discipline or addressing STEM-related issues are eligible, but at least 50% of the proposals will be awarded to projects that support the research themes of the HDRFS project.
Focus: The UROP program promotes intensive undergraduate research opportunities for NSHE students. Through these research experiences, our goal is to enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, particularly those related to fire science.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled full time during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 at any NSHE institution during the time they are conducting their research. For the purposes of this scholarship, full-time during fall/spring is a minimum of 12 credits. Scholar must have an NSHE faculty mentor to supervise their research project.
Important: Past recipients of an NSF-EPSCoR undergraduate research scholarship under the current HDRFS award are not eligible to apply, UNLESS the research project is tied to the NSF EPSCoR HDRFS project.
Students working in any area of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are eligible. Fields related to research thrusts of the NSF EPSCoR Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science are of particular interest. These include (but are not limited to): Biology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Climatology, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Ecology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Hydrology, Journalism, Natural Resources, and Political Science. Students with research tied to medical sciences are encouraged to apply for the National Institutes of Health IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH INBRE). For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/inbre.
Funding: $4,000 for students and $750 for faculty mentors
Research Period: October 2, 2023 – May 31, 2024
Application Deadline: Monday, June 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
Confidential Recommendation Letters for Applicants may be submitted here.
Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.