Research and Funding

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Research Travel

Through the Office of Undergraduate Research, you have specialized access to funding and travel in support of your excellent research and scholarly work.

Undergraduate Research Funding

The Office of Undergraduate Research at Lamar University (LU) is seeking proposals from undergraduate students to support their research and creative activities. The program is meant to encourage undergraduate students from all academic areas to participate in scholarly work mentored by at least one LU faculty member. Curious about past grant recipients and their abstracts?

Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 hours or more both in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. CGPA: Minimum of 3.0. Each applicant must have at least one mentor. 


Travel Opportunities - Current Year

The Undergraduate Research Travel Grant provides financial support to students who travel for the purposes of conducting research related to an ongoing research or creative activities project.

Important Note: Travel Grant Applications must be submitted for review with all supplemental components COMPLETE in their entirety. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The applications will be returned to applicant for completion before reviewing process can begin.

Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

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Statistical Research Opportunity (STAT REU)

Stat REU at Lamar University

Summer Statistical Research Program


The primary goal of the Stat REU Program is to provide a mentoring structure for sophomores and juniors that vigorous engage in mathematics and statistics through an REU program.  With a supportive structure, the participants will be encouraged to further pursue their studies in mathematics and statistics.

The Stat REU Program is made possible by a generous grant from the American Statistical Association and National Science Foundation.  This material is based upon work supported by the NSF under Grant No. DMS-1560332

STAT REU 2017 Application Coming Soon!

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

The Office of Undergraduate Research is proud to announce SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship), an innovative new program, as another venue by which the Office of Undergraduate Research hopes to encourage you to explore your fields of study through creative activity and research under faculty mentorship.

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