Award competitions for UT undergrad researchers

Submissions are now open for two award competitions that will be of interest to student researchers and those completing theses.
Students can now submit proposals for the Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Fellowships, which provide up to $1,000 to support expenses for independent research or creative activity in any major. The spring 2020 URF deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Students conducting independent research are invited to learn more about the award (including the application process, eligibility, and writing tips) and access the online application. More info about other sources for student research funding can be found on the OUR scholarships page.

Student can also submit a 2-minute research video and compete for $6,500 in the Texas Student Research Showdown. In this research communication competition for UT undergraduate researchers, student create videos explaining their research or creative activity to a general audience. The top two videos in two categories (arts, humanities, and social sciences; science, technology, and engineering) will receive $2000 and $750 awards, and an “audience choice” winner selected by UT students will receive $1000. The competition is open to any UT undergraduate involved in research or creative activity in any major. Submissions reflecting group projects, research outside the STEM fields, and thesis-work-in-progress are particularly encouraged. Students can visit to learn more and submit a video by Feb. 18.


Robert V. Reichle, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research | School of Undergraduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin