Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Fellows

This program is designed to create new opportunities for undergraduate research and provides a $1,000 stipend to students to participate in activities and projects tailored to their academic major. Such efforts will develop your understanding of scholarly inquiry, your skills associated with research and creative activity, and your ability to design and complete your own scholarly projects.


To be eligible for an undergraduate research fellowship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • be a full-time UNK undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • be able to commit up to 5 hours per week on their research program
  • be eligible to work in the United States
  • plan to present their work at Spring 2016 Student Research Day at UNK


The first step in the application process is to talk to faculty in your area of interest, and find a faculty member willing to be your mentor. Qualified faculty should have a track record of scholarly productivity and of mentoring student research projects. Once you arrange this mentor, work with them to complete this application form.

The application package will include:

  • the completed application form, including appropriate signatures
  • your personal essay
  • plan summary
  • faculty (mentor) support statement

Submit this application package by 4 p.m. on the appropriate deadline date in the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity in Conrad Hall, Room 115.

Application Date     Decision Date     Number to be Accepted 

November 14            December 2                      20

April 15                   April 28                              100*

*Note: 2014-2015 Fellows who wish to continue in 2015-2016 must go through the full application process.

Download the application form: URF Application for Fall 2015

Fall 2014 Fellows can download the URF Project Report Form after completing their research project.

Download the URF Project Report Form: URF Project Report Spring 2015 

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Conrad Hall #115, 308-865-8702 for more information.