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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, you should bring a close-to-final version of your proposal. We'll take time for peer review and staff from the Center for Undergraduate Research will answer questions and give feedback. 

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; Forum A, Burge Union

UGRA Student Proposal Deadline: March 26, 2020 11:59 PM CST

If these dates and times do not fit your schedule - remember that the Center for Undergraduate Research hosts drop-in office hours on Fridays from 10am-12pm in Room 151 Strong Hall.  You can also email or call 785-864-5733 to schedule a meeting for information.

UGRA Quick Links

To apply:

  • Student Application Deadline: March 26, 2020, 11:59 PM; UGRA Student Application Form>>
  • Mentor Reference Deadline: March 31, 2020, 11:59 PM; mentor will be emailed link to reference form when student fills out UGRA application

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