Undergraduate Research Fellows

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

Read the FY 15-16 Assessment Report.


To be eligible for an undergraduate research fellowship, students must be eligible to work in the United States. Faculty must have at least one scholarly work in the past three years. Both student and mentor must be at UNK during the term of the Fellowship.


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 find a mentor, work with them to develop an appropriate project.

The application package will include:

  • A 250 word project description, which clearly describes 1) a Learning Objective, and 2) a Plan of Activities
  • An essay from the student describing the value they see in a research experience
  • A support statement from the mentor, which includes a citation for one of their scholarly works in the past three years.

Submit this application package by 4 p.m. on the appropriate deadline date through our

on-line application system.

Find the Undergraduate Research Fellows application and complete the form.

Application Date     Decision Date    

November 15         December 2

April 15                   April 28                     

*Note: 2017-2018 Fellows who wish to continue in 2018-2019 must go through the full application process.

Download the URF Project Report Form: URF Project Report Spring 2018

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