Office of Undergraduate Research

Funding Opportunities

Academic Year Research Program (AYRP)

  • Deadline is always the second Friday of November (Spring) and the third Tuesday of May (Fall)
  • The Academic Year Research Program funds a small number of students to conduct research during an academic semester in coordination with a faculty mentor. Stipends are typically $1,500 for research during a semester.
  • This program is primarily geared to those students and faculty that are unable to participate or apply for summer funding.

Summer Research and Creative Activities Program (USR-CAP)

  • Deadline is the third Tuesday of 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 2021 program funded over 99 undergraduate students to spend at least 250 hours each conducting research with a faculty mentor during the summer.

First Year Summer Research Experience Program (FYSRE)

  • Deadline is the third Tuesday of 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.
Student Toolkit

For more information on getting started with your research, click here to explore our Student Toolkit.

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. A typical award ranges from $150-$250 and may be offered once per academic year. 
  • 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: 2/1/23