The undergraduate summer research fellowship (USRF) program, which supports eight weeks of full-time research and creative activities. Most years the fellowship provides each student a stipend of $3,000, a faculty stipend of $1,000, and up to $500 for travel, supplies, or equipment to support the project. Since the USRF program’s inception in 1999, more than $1,000,000 has been awarded to fund 258 recipients’ projects.
A small grants program that provides up to $400 to assist students in carrying out their research and creative activities during the academic year, and up to $600 for single projects involving two or more students. Since 2003, more than 375 students have been awarded funds from this program.
An undergraduate travel program that provides support for students to present or perform at professional meetings and conferences. Since 2003, nearly 300 students have been awarded funds from this program.
Integrating undergraduate research into the curriculum by providing support for faculty members to develop new courses that have a significant research component. Since 2004, 35 courses have been developed with funding from this program.