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Research Travel

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

O.U.R. Research Grant Guidelines

O.U.R. at Lamar University 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.


Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 hours or more both in the current Fall and following Spring semester. (Students enrolled in nine to 11 hours either in Fall or Spring may be eligible to apply; however, a letter from the Chair of the student's major department must be attached to 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. 

O.U.R. Grant Application Deadline: Sept. 25, 2022

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S.U.R.F. Guidelines

The Office of Undergraduate Research is proud to announce S.U.R.F. (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 S.U.R.F. 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. The participation dates begin the first week of June and end the second week of August. 

Application Deadline: Feb. 20

S.U.R.F. Projects

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 student conferences with travel support offered by O.U.R.

  • Posters on the Hill (organized in April)
  • Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (organized in October)
  • The Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (organized in March)
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research (organized in March and April)

Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

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