October 5, 2021
Undergraduate research events and opportunities
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, or OURCI, has several opportunities for undergraduate student researchers.
OURCI Research and Conference/Travel awards
Undergraduate students from all disciples who are in good academic standing are encouraged to apply for these opportunities. Students can be starting or currently participating in a faculty-led research project.
Research awards — are designated to help students support the purchase of supplies for a project or as compensation for time spent working on a project. Funds will go directly to the student. Faculty oversight of research is required. Applications include completion of a student portion and a letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor. There is a maximum award amount of $500. The application deadline is Oct. 22. More information is available at bit.ly/3AjglWq.
Conference/Travel awards — are meant to pay for travel-related undergraduate research expenses. This can include travel to conduct research or travel to a conference to present research. Funds will go directly to the student. Faculty oversight of research is required. Applications include completion of a student portion and a letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor. There is a maximum award amount of $500 — in-person conference — or $250 — virtual conference. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More information is available at bit.ly/351RaLh.
Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase — two ways to engage
The fall 2021 K-State Undergrad Research Showcase is an event designed to highlight and celebrate undergraduate research happening in and out of classes, in departments across campus. The event will be held in a hybrid fashion. Participants will have the option to present in person, virtually or both.
In-person poster session
K-State Student Union Ballroom
Space for this event is limited. Student should register early if this is their preferred method. The deadline for registration is Nov. 17. Event and registration information can be found at bit.ly/URSinperson.
Students who participate in person are welcome to add their work to the virtual platform. No space limitations. Abstract, poster and video will be requested on the registration form. The deadline for registration is Nov. 17. Event information and registration can be found at bit.ly/URSvirtual.