Student research & creative inquiry opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences


Student Travel Awards

Students involved in research and creative endeavors may apply for funding to attend and present at conferences, which helps them stand out when applying for jobs or graduate/professional school. Learn more about travel scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.


Undergraduate Research Awards

Undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for research awards to conduct projects with faculty members in the college. Faculty in other colleges of K-State may serve as co-mentors, but the primary mentor must have a faculty appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences. Projects must be one summer or one semester in length.

Each awardee receives a $1,000 scholarship. It is applied to the student’s financial aid package. If the research project is not successfully completed, the award must be refunded.

Student Application Deadlines
Spring project: November 1
Summer project: March 1
Fall project: May 1

Mentor Letter of Support Deadlines
Spring project: November 8
Summer project: March 8
Fall project: May 8

Application for Undergraduate Research Scholarship

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Award Recipients


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