Resources for Faculty

FURM Institute

The Faculty Undergraduate Research Mentor (FURM) Institute is a professional development opportunity for faculty and instructors teaching existing courses. Participants receive a $500 stipend and will develop course-based undergraduate research experiences to implement in their fall or spring courses.

Research Assignment Repository

Submit a research assignment, syllabus, activity, or other pedagogical artifact to the OUR Assignment Repository, a peer-reviewed collection of works included in MUW’s Institutional Repository, Athena Commons.

Funding undergraduate research

  • MUWAA Research Grants – Up to $500 to support in-progress or planned research. See for more information.
  • Faculty interested in mentoring a federal work study-eligible student researcher can fill out this form: Read more about the program and its details here.
  • Teaching and Learning (formerly APIL) grants –
  • Faculty Senate, Fund B – Funds allocated to “strengthen classroom teaching.” More at
  • Mississippi Space Grant Consortium – MUW is a member of the MSGC, a NASA-funded program for any STEM-related field that has relevance to NASA (NASA defines “relevance” broadly.) More at or email Dr. Ross Whitwam at

Resources for OUR Summer Scholars Mentors

Supporting undergraduate research