Office of Undergraduate Research

Funding Opportunities

Office of Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activities Program (USR-CAP)

  • Deadline is mid to late February
  • Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activities Program is our main summer research program, which is open to all UT undergraduate students in all areas of research and/or creative activity present at UT. USR-CAP is a competitive program that supports research involvement by undergraduate students under the direction of a faculty member. Stipends are typically $3,000 for summer research.
  • Our 2017 program funded 40 undergraduate students to spend at least 300 hours each conducting research with a faculty mentor during the summer.

Office of Undergraduate Research First Year Summer Research Experience Program (FYSRE)

  • Deadline is mid to late February
  • The First Year Summer Research Experience Program program supports research involvement by students in faculty members' research activities in the summer after their first year of college. FYSRE is similar to USRCAP except that FYSRE is open only to first-year undergraduates at UT.
  • The program funded 15 undergraduate students in 2017 to spend at least 300 hours each conducting research with a faculty mentor during the summer.

Office of Undergraduate Research Academic Year Research Program (AYRP)

  • The Academic Year Research Program funds a small number of students to conduct research during the academic year in coordination with a faculty mentor.
  • This program is primarily geared to funding supplies and materials to add students in finishing a project.

Travel Grant Program

  • Rolling Deadline - Apply Here
  • The Research Travel Grant Program assists UT undergraduates to travel to present their research or projects at professional conferences or to conduct research at other locations, institutions, or facilities outside of the Toledo area.
  • This program supports undergraduate students at all levels and is open to all areas of research and/or creative activity. 
  • For conference presentations, this award typically covers the cost of registration. 

Faculty Research Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research assists faculty in finding and mentoring undergraduate students in all disciplines to assist with cutting-edge research. 

Research around Toledo, the nation and abroad

Last Updated: 10/10/18