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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Funding Opportunities

College of Arts & Sciences Research Awards

College of Arts & Sciences Research Awards are available each semester


  • Spring 2022: November 12, 2021
  • Summer 2022: March 25, 2022
  • Fall 2022: May 13, 2022

Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

K-INBRE supports undergraduates participating in biomedical research. See Funding Opportunities & Awards for more information on the different programs.

General Research Opportunities

Científico Latino

Cientifíco Latino maintains a database of fellowships that can be sorted by type, citizenship/immigration status (US), and/or nationality. 

Immigrants Rising

Immigrants Rising maintains lists of undergraduate and graduate research and funding opportunities. The opportunities on these lists do not require proof of US citizenship or legal permanent residency.

Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science maintains a database of 1,000+ STEM research programs and funding opportunities nationwide, with the goal  of increasing the number of underrrepresented students in STEM. Pathways to Science also maintains a Twitter account dedicated solely to posting about opportunities.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research opportunities for undergraduate students through the REU program. Participants are granted stipends and often assistance with housing and travel. See their website for more information and a search engine. 

Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident


UndocuSTEM provides a list of STEM research opportunities for undocumented undergraduates. All of these research programs run during a 8-10 week summer session and typically provide a stipend (often $3000-$7000), lodging, meals, and/or travel expenses. 

Field-specific Research Opportunities

These opportunities are for students currently pursuing their bachelor's degrees. The following lists use K-State's Colleges to organize the opportunities.    

Post-baccalaureate Opportunities

Post-baccalaureate opportunities are for students who have already graduated. The following lists use K-State's Colleges to organize the opportunities.

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OURCI Grant Recipient Spotlight



With a major in Microbiology and a minor in Spanish, Alexandria Bontrager is set up for success. But how did she get started? Her mentor, Dr. Erika Geisbrecht, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, presented the idea of participating in a lab before Bontrager’s freshman year. Now, Bontrager studies the muscles of fruit flies in hopes of understanding diabetes, obesity and cancer to characterize new drugs to help patients. As everyone knows, research isn’t easy, but Bontrager has gained the knowledge of accepting and learning from her mistakes, and crafting a better approach towards failures. She believes research is a great way to pursue curiosity from classroom learning. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (OURCI) Travel Grant helped Bontrager focus on her studies and excel in school.