Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

2014 - 2015 URF Application (PDF)

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program allows full-time juniors and seniors in any major area of study the opportunity to work as Research Fellows throughout the University of Oregon. Admission to the program is competitive. Accepted students will work as valued members of a research team and will be granted a tuition waiver for the academic year. This program is specifically designed to encourage undergraduates to continue their studies in graduate school with a commitment to research and the process of scientific inquiry. Admission to the program is based on the quality of a student's application and personal statement (general focus, integration of activities, detailed planning), a student's academic record, and faculty recommendations.

Student Qualifications and Application Criteria

Students from any major who exhibit substantial interest in research and who intend to pursue graduate school may apply to the program. The program is designed to support full-time students of junior or senior class standing with a GPA of at least 3.50. Applicants must be Oregon residents and should provide a one-page personal statement that describes their goals, career aspirations, and topics of interest and experience in research. In addition to the personal statement, two letters of recommendation are required from faculty at the University of Oregon or another recently attended university. Applicants must complete an URF application and provide an unofficial transcript from all universities attended.


Contact Information

If you have questions abut the URF program, please contact Tanya Sheehan, URF program administrator.