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Research Funding Opportunities

Here you will find funding opportunities for undergraduate research from both inside the O.U.R. and across campus. Some of the links listed here will take you away from the O.U.R. website. 

Mentored Research Fellowship

The Mentored Research Fellowship (MRF) is a program to cultivate and support student-mentor relationships while working on a research or creative project. The MRF is open to all University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students. MRF competitively awards funds for student stipends and, optionally, research costs. Proposals are due once per semester. 

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The Oklahoma - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (OK-LSAMP) is a statewide-alliance of Oklahoma colleges and universities led by Oklahoma State University. The alliance’s goal is to increase the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and continue their education at the post-graduate level. OU's participation in the OK-LSAMP alliance is coordinated through O.U.R.

O.U.R. Funding Awards for Student Travel (FAST)

O.U.R. provides a limited number of awards to students involved in undergraduate research to present their work or for data collection to complete a project. OU undergraduate students may request up to $400 per fiscal year. LSAMP scholars use the same forms and process but have different per-trip and per-year limits, as provided in program materials.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair program provides encouragement, guidance, and mentorship to underrepresented students in preparation for graduate school.

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

The LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program is designed to support students from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines begin and complete the doctorate degree. Students receive financial, professional and social support during their graduate studies.

Graduate Research Guide Overview


Graduate Research Guide (GRG) program aims to increase the opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in course-based research. Faculty teaching courses at any level and in any discipline are invited to participate.

Four Year Research Engagement (FYRE) Program

The FourYear Research Engagement (FYRE) program is designed to provide with research opportunities for students during their undergraduate studies at University of Oklahoma. The summer FYRE program invites applications from students who have not had previous research experience. Students qualifying for LSAMP or McNair scholarships are provided with a stipend. At the completion of the summer research experience, students will be requested to present their research at Curiosity to Creativity symposium hosted by Office of Undergraduate Research.

Carl Albert Center UR Fellowship

The Carl Albert Center will work to match up to six students with faculty mentors pursuing original research projects.

Honors College Funding

Honors Research Assistant Program (HRAP): HRAP provides Honors students the opportunity to work with professors as research assistants on specific projects that the professor is studying. Honors First Year Research Experience (FYRE): In partnership with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Honors College offers an opportunity for first-year Honors students to participate in laboratory research each Spring.

Honors Engineering Research Experience (HERE)

In partnership with the Gallogly College of Engineering, OU’s Honors College is pleased to announce an opportunity for Honors students to participate in laboratory research in the Spring semester.