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Attention All UAS Undergraduate Students, the 2017 URECA Award application for funding is now available!

UAS is excited to announce that this year’s Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activity (URECA) application period is now open.  If you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake, please consider applying for funding through URECA.  We can offer up to $2,500 to selected students who design and complete their own projects with the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application forms can be downloaded here in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Challenge yourself to dig into something you’ve always been curious about!  Read the application and see if it fits your project. 

Important dates to note:

  • Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm, November 21, 2016.
  • Funding for successful applicants will become available beginning in January 2017.
  • Projects must be completed by June 15, 2017.
  • Successful applicants will present their projects to the UAS community at the April 2017 URECA symposium or another approved venue.

Please visit other pages on this site for information about the student projects that have been funded since 2011.

If you have questions about the URECA program please contact Assistant Professor Brian Buma ( or Grant Proposal Coordinator Kelly Jensen ( 

This could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Karen R. Schmitt, PhD
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs