The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announces the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Summer 2021 Scholarships to promote undergraduate research.
Focus: The UROP program promotes intensive undergraduate research opportunities for university 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 solar energy and its effects on water resources and the environment in general.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled full time (1-3 credits for summer) at any NSHE institution during the time they are conducting their research. Scholar must have a NSHE faculty mentor to supervise their research project. Past recipients of a NSF-EPSCoR undergraduate research scholarship under the current NEXUS award are not eligible to apply.
Students working in areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), except for medical sciences, are eligible. Fields related to solar energy, water and/or environmental research are of special interest. 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
Research Period: June 1, 2021 – August 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021
Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.
Students applying for the NSF EPSCoR UROP scholarship are strongly encouraged to participate in the Application Writing Workshop series. Due to COVID-19, writing workshops will be presented virtually. The links to join can be found on the solicitation.
Confidential Recommendation Letters for Applicants may be submitted here.
The Solar Energy, Water and Environment Nexus in Nevada program is a National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF-EPSCoR) project administered by the Nevada System of Higher Education. The NSF-EPSCoR has a strong commitment to broadening participation (http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/bp.jsp). Groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) include women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, American Indians including Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders), and persons with disabilities.
Checking the underrepresented groups box(es) on the application is optional and will not influence the determination of funding.