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

OUR Grant Guidelines

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 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.

Eligibility:
Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 hours or more both in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. (Students enrolled in 9 to 11 hours either in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 may be eligible to apply; however, a letter from the Chair of the student's major department must be accompanied with the proposal. The Chair needs to explain the special circumstances regarding the lower number of credit hours based on the degree plan of the student.) Minimum of 2.8 CGPA and 3.0 Major GPA. Each applicant must have at least one mentor. 

 

OUR Grant Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

 

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SURF Guidelines

The Office of Undergraduate Research is proud to announce SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship), a summer program which is meant to encourage undergraduate students from all academic areas to participate in research and creative activities mentored by at least one LU faculty member (tenure or tenure-track) over ten-weeks of summer.

The work on this project should be unique in the sense that no part of it should be financially sponsored or accommodated by a different program (e.g. McNair, ASCENT, Honors, etc.) at the time of submission and during the ten-weeks of summer research under SURF. However, further development of the project beyond the end of the grant is highly encouraged.

The written proposal must be created and submitted by the student and approved by the faculty mentor(s). Each faculty mentor must write a supporting letter for the proposal they approved

 

SURF 2022 Application Deadline: February 20 (Sunday), 2022

Participation Dates: First week of June through the second week of August 

SURF 2021 Projects

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Travel Support

The Undergraduate Research Travel Grant can provide financial support to students who plan to travel for the purpose of conducting work related to an ongoing research or creative activity project, or those interested in presenting their work at a conference or symposium

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.

Examples of Past OUR Sponsored Travel Events:

  • Posters on the Hill
  • Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • The Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol 
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

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SURF 2022 projects

Lamar University announces 2022 SURF winners

Lamar University is proud to announce 13 winners of the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. [...]


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SURF 2021 projects

15 Projects selected for 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Lamar University's Office of Undergraduate Research has announced 15 Summer Undergraduate [...]


OUR grants 2020-21

14 OUR projects awarded the university year 2020-2021 to pursue innovative research and creative activity

The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to congratulate the awardees [...]


SURF 2020 projects

16 Students selected to receive the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to fund summer projects

The Office of Undergraduate Research is proud to announce the winners [...]


OUR grants 2019-20

28 Students awarded 2019-2020 OUR Academic Year Grant to pursue innovative research and creative activity

The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to congratulate the awardees [...]