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Applications for WSU Undergraduate Research Fellowships are open – WSU Insider


Washington State University undergraduates can apply online until January 21, 2022 for seven awards totaling over $ 50,000 to support undergraduate research, scholarships and creative activities framed at the during the 2022-2023 academic year, said Mary Sánchez Lanier, assistant vice-rector.

“With the vision of generous donors and other funding for seven awards, students of all majors and all campuses can become recipients,” she said.

“Engaging in undergraduate research provides graduates with high-impact, hands-on learning experiences. It also allows them to spend more time focusing on their research efforts rather than having to work at a job, for example.

A variety of prizes are available this year. Three are presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Success (DAESA), and one is awarded by the WSU LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program of the DAESA. Another is from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, another from the Team Mentoring Program (TMP) and a grant is available from the WSU Emeritus Society.

The application is easy

Applicants should provide information about their research in their application. Their faculty mentor must approve the student’s online application by January 28, 2022, one week later.

“The process is very easy for students and mentors are eager to support their applications. We encourage all students to consider this opportunity, ”said Colin Mannex, associate director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, a DAESA program in the Office of the Provost and executive vice president of the WSU.

Choose from seven prices

The application form asks applicants to choose from the available awards, with the option to choose more than one. Most applicants are eligible for an Auvil Scholarship and an undergraduate research scholarship, Sánchez Lanier said.

The Auvil scholarship holder is intended for undergraduates in all majors and years of college studies, and on all WSU campuses. This fund was created in 2006 from an estate donation from Grady and Lillie Auvil, fruit entrepreneurs from Wenatchee. Hundreds of undergraduate students across WSU have received funding from this award and have become Auvil Fellows during their undergraduate program.

The Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Excellence Award is the premier undergraduate university research scholarship that gives preference to recipients who are upper division students (juniors and seniors). The fund was established in 2013 by Carson’s, WSU alumni who have long supported WSU with their services and financial donations.

The Undergraduate research scholarship is made possible by donations from donors who support a wide variety of students pursuing undergraduate research opportunities. The recipients of these awards come from across the university. The fellows are called undergraduate research fellows.

The DeVlieg Foundation Prize was created by a private, tax-exempt charity to support sophomore and graduate students at WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture who are pursuing renewable energy research. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. The award recipients are known as DeVlieg Fellows.

WSL LSAMP Research Fellowships are intended for participants in Pullman’s LSAMP program who are pursuing studies in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. The program is for students of Alaska Native / Native American, African American / Black, Pacific Islander, Hispanic / Latino, and / or two or more races when combined with any of these previously mentioned races. . The fellows are known as the WSU LSAMP Research Fellows. WSU LSAMP is a program sponsored by the NSF.

The Team Mentoring Program Research Awards are sponsored by the Washington Research Foundation and The Boeing Co. This program is designed to maximize the experience of STEM and pre-health students, and to increase their retention, success, graduation, and readiness for post-baccalaureate efforts . These awards can encourage and help students served by TMP to access such opportunities and help transform their educational experience and close the access gap for URM students in STEM-related fields. Since 2009, dozens of students have received funding from these scholarships and have become TMP scholars.

The Emeritus Society in the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship was new in 2021 and awarded to two recipients at the time. It supports undergraduate research and creative activities supervised by faculty at all stages of development. The objective of these scholarships is to encourage students engaged and studying the fine and performing arts; explore modern and ancient languages, literature, cultures, philosophy and history; and examining human culture and expression from perspectives defined in the wide range of interdisciplinary programs related to the WSU.

More information

For more information and to access the online application form, visit the Awards page on the Undergraduate Research website.