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The Center for Undergraduate Research will host several events to help you prepare a strong UGRA application.  There is no need to register for these workshops in advance. 

  • At the UGRA Information Sessions, we'll talk about the details of the application and proposal, answer questions, and do hands-on activities to help you get started writing your proposal.  Staff from the Center will offer tips for a successful proposal. 
  • At the UGRA Proposal Workshop, Center staff will answer questions that have arisen as you've worked on your proposal and offer some general tips for making final revisions to your proposal.

UGRA Information Sessions:

  • Friday, February 21, 2020; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Pine Room, Kansas Union

UGRA Proposal Workshop:

  • Monday, March 23, 2020; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  This workshop will be taking place via Zoom>>; Zoom is free to use, but students will need to download the Zoom app in order to use it.  Join through this link:

UGRA Student Proposal Deadline: April 1st, 2020 11:59 PM CST

If these dates and times do not fit your schedule - you can also email or call 785-864-5733.

UGRA Quick Links

To apply:

  • Student Application Deadline: April 1, 2020, 11:59 PM; UGRA Student Application Form>>
  • Mentor Reference Deadline: April 6, 2020, 11:59 PM; mentor will be emailed link to reference form when student fills out UGRA application

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