The Office of Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards

Applications for the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards will be accepted through November 10, 2017 (5PM). To apply, visit reSearch Explorer Beta

About The Program

The Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are a one-time competitive award made by the Office of Undergraduate Education, designed to reward the contributions and facilitate the professional development of undergraduate researchers at UT Dallas.

Students selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Scholar Award receive $500, awarded upon participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholar Award poster competition held in mid-April 2018. Faculty research sponsors supporting participant projects receive $300 (for supplies, project travel, poster printing, etc.).


In order for a submission to receive consideration for an Undergraduate Research Scholar Award, the student must meet certain eligibility requirements. Student applicants must be:

  • Currently-enrolled, degree-seeking UT Dallas undergraduate researchers
  • Enrolled at UT Dallas through the Spring 2018 semester
  • Contributing to an existing research project, under the supervision of a faculty principal investigator OR acting as an independent principal investigator under the guidance of a faculty research mentor
  • Able to create a research poster encapsulating the project and present results at the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards poster contest event in mid-April 2018. Semifinalists selected during the poster contest must present their posters and results to corporate judges and compete for cash prizes at the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards poster finals event, held in late-April 2018.

How To Apply

To apply, visit reSearch Explorer Beta. Log in with your UTD NetID and password, to complete your application online. Applications will automatically be sent to faculty research sponsors for approval.

Application FAQs

Program Timeline

  • November, 10 2017 – Deadline to submit application
  • December 6, 2017 – Deadline to inform applicants of decisions
  • Mid-March 2018How to Design a Research Poster event
  • Mid-April 2018 – Poster Contest event
  • Late-April 2018 – Poster Finals event

Program Contact

Hillary Campbell
Assistant Director
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