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Deadlines for URECA! travel grant applications are now on a continuous basis, but must be at least one month before travel.
URECA! TEAM Grants and Mini-Grants application deadline for Fall semester 2015 is October 23rd at 4:30.


This semester we are offering a new grant mechanism called the TEAM grants which are for projects involving more than one undergraduate researcher. TEAM grants must have a Faculty mentor, advisor, or sponsor who will submit the grant to this office, and the team must include at least two undergraduates. Individual undergraduate researchers should submit mini-grants. TEAM grants MUST be submitted via e-mail as a single combined PDF file to Prof. Ed Lisic, Director of the Undergraduate Research Program at grants are for up to a maximum of $5000, (funds are available for one year), and can include more than one faculty member.

Undergraduate Research is actively supported through the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA!) program. Additionally, TTU is an active member of the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR).

The URECA! ( Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activity) Program provides monetary assistance for undergraduates who pursue research and creative activities at TTU through academic year mini-grants, summer grants with stipends, and travel grants for students and their accompanying faculty mentors. The mini-grants are for the academic year with a maximum award of $1,000, and the summer grants are for a maximum of $4,000 including a stipend. Undergraduate researchers and their faculty mentors can also apply for travel grants.

For Fall Semester 2015, the Undergraduate Research Awards Committee will accept applications for URECA! Program Mini-grants until October 23rd. Summer grant applications for summer 2016 will be accepted only in Spring semester 2016 as NEW CISE ( Creative Inquiry Summer Experience) Grants . Undergraduate research is a student-faculty collaboration to examine, create, and share new knowledge or works in ways commensurate with practices in the discipline.

Opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activities are extensive at TTU and limited only by your imagination. Research and creative activities should be directed by a faculty member within the University, but it can be conducted independently, on a team, and or in an outside facility. URECA! Grant applications should be sent to Ed Lisic, Director of the Undergraduate Research Program, Foster Hall 224, e-mail: .