Funding Opportunities

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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.

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.

Curious about past grant recipients and their abstracts?

Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 hours or more both in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. (Students enrolled in 9 to 11 hours either in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 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: October 10, 2020



SURF Guidelines

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.


SURF 2021 Application Deadline: February 23 (Tuesday), 2021

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

SURF 2020 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 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.


Recent Successful OUR Projects

June 1st, 2020

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 [...]

November 4th, 2019

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 [...]