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Funding Sources

Falcon Scholars: URSCA Track

As a Falcon Scholar, you have $2,000 available to use in your junior or senior year for undergraduate research or study abroad. If you elect the research track, your funds can be used to pay for research expenses (supplies, disposable equipment, travel to conduct your research), and for a financial aid stipend to help support you while you pursue your project.

To use your funds for undergraduate research, you will learn this process:

  1. How to develop an idea and find a research mentor
  2. How to create a research plan
  3. How to develop a timeline and build a research budget

To conduct a research project, you will need to submit a research proposal. To learn more about how to write a research plan/proposal, check out this handout! 

Wondering how to begin? When to begin?

Come see us—It's never too early! Make an appointment, and/or attend one or all of the upcoming URSCA Mini-Forums, a "how-to" series designed to help you with every phase of this process, and/or one of the other URSCA Workshops.

Undergraduate Research Workshops & Trainings

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To learn more about the Falcon Scholars Program including the eligibility requirements and volunteer opportunities, visit the Falcon Scholars Program webpage or the program office in 139 Hagestad Hall.

To Submit Your Falcon Scholar Research Plan

Research Plan Submission (Falcon Scholar)

Research Plan Initial Approval (Mentor)


Upon Project Completion

Final Assessment (Falcon Scholar) 

Final Approval (Mentor)

For payment of your award, contact the Falcon Scholars Office.