UB’s Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, through the support of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, is pleased to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for Undergraduate Research Awards. Awards are granted to University at Buffalo undergraduate students who exhibit a need for funding to perform meaningful research and/or creative activities during their undergraduate enrollment at UB. Award applications will be reviewed by a team of UB faculty and staff that will give consideration to applications that show a true need for financial support to purchase supplies, attend conferences, etc. Application procedures and instructions can be found below.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified by email of the outcome.
It is with a great sense of pride and some sadness that we announce the suspension of the CURCA Student Research Awards Program for Spring 2015. As a result of the hard work of you, our UB undergraduates, and the tremendous mentoring of our UB faculty researchers, the CURCA Research Awards program received our highest number of applications in the history of the program. Due to the excellent proposals and the increase in student research projects, the CURCA Research Awards Budget was exhausted after the February 2015 review period.
Funds will become available again in Fall of 2015 for a new semester of funding opportunities. Please watch the CURCA website for the announcement of the new funding submission deadline dates. Thank you for making the program the huge success that it is. Please utilize the other resources found throughout the CURCA website as you perform meaningful research in your chosen fields of study.
Please submit your completed application packet to:
The premise of the CURCA Awards Process is to give students the ability to work closely with their research mentor and experience what it is like to write and (hopefully receive) a research grant. Please know that in the real world of research funding, denials and rejections are a very important part of this learning process. Student applicants that are denied CURCA funding are encouraged to go back to their research mentors and look for ways to improve upon their application for subsequent funding rounds. Check out this article about resubmitting your grant proposal.
Last updated: February 27, 2015 1:56 pm EST