Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Below are funding opportunities for students. Funding opportunities for faculty supporting undergraduate research can be found in under Faculty Resources.

Federal Work Study – OUR

Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study can apply to work with a faculty research mentor and get paid to research for up to 20 hours per week, earning valuable work experience for future opportunities. Faculty mentors vary with availability.

  • Faculty mentors apply with this form
  • Students eligible submit a FWS application through the Office of Financial Aid. New applications are accepted in the spring of each year.

FWS-OUR program

MUWAA Research Grants

Thanks to the commitments of the MUW Alumni Association to support undergraduate research experiences, the OUR can offer up to $500 of funding per semester for students conducting or proposing to conduct research. Information on who is eligible and how to apply is below!

Who is eligible: students who are proposing a research project or have one in-progress

How much: Up to $500 in each semester, or more if funds are available

Deadlines: rolling, no less than one month prior to disbursement of funds

Review Process: Submissions will be reviewed and voted upon by the Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee on a monthly basis. Committee meetings typically occur on the last Friday of the month.

Examples of what can be funded

  • Equipment for research (books, lab equipment, etc.)
  • Travel, lodging to conduct or present research
  • Conference registration fees
  • Incentives for survey research
  • …and more (Not sure if what you need counts? Email our@muw.edu.)

To Apply:

Students will submit an application via email to our@muw.edu. You will need:

  • Name, class, and major
  • 300-500 word statement on the research project that requires funding
  • Faculty advisor name and email
  • 1-page letter of support from faculty advisor for the project
  • An itemized budget for the request (See example below)

Sample Budget:

Item Description CostTotals
 ABC Textbook Contains background information and methodologies for project $99.00 $99.00
 Culture Sample Cell line for experimentation described in statement  $250.00/vial $250.00 
Petri dishes For growing the tissue cultures$7.95 for a package of 5 $7.95
 Grant total$356.95

Peyton Internship Scholarship

Scholarship available to History majors who have been accepted into a history-related internship program which will be undertaken for academic credit. These scholarships are intended to help defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and/or tuition related to the internship that would not otherwise be incurred by students during their regular attendance at the university.

Peyton Internship Scholarship

Nancy Yates Fellowships

Currently-enrolled MUW students interested in participating in community engagement, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), or pre-professional internships can apply for a Nancy Yates fellowship. For a list of optional REUs and internships, see OUR Internship Opportunities. Fellowships are available to honors and non-honors students. Applications will be open for submission in January.

  • Community Engagement Program application deadlines are March 8. Successful applicants will be paired with a Community Partner.
  • REU fellowship applications are due May 1. 
  • Internship applications are due May 1.

Nancy Yates Fellowships