The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is designed to give undergraduates an authentic research, creative, or scholarly experience under the guidance of a mentor.
*Fall 2021 URSP applications are now open!*
UPDATE! Click here to view the new application. Please scroll down to view additional information about this process.
Students may receive financial support and/or academic credit for their projects, in addition to developing relevant academic and professional skills. More information can be found below and in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Funded Projects - View a list of current and past Funded Projects
|Applying for||Application Open Date||Application Due Date||Notifications|
|Summer 2021||December 30th, 2020||February 24th, 2021||March 31st, 2021|
|Fall 2021||March 31st, 2021||May 26th, 2021||June 23rd, 2021|
Proposal Writing Workshops
To watch a video on how to write a proposal please click here
We will be holding two proposal writing workshops
You can sign up for appointments on Navigate Mason or email Dr.Lee with any questions.
|Student allocation||up to $1,000||$4,000|
|Materials and/or supplies||$0||$500|
|Total Award Amount
||up to $1,500||up to $5,000
Student allocation - Supplies for your project and development funds (see below). Summer projects may choose to take all or part of this in the form of a fellowship payment. **It is recommended that Summer URSP student allocations be entirely stipend**
Materials and/or supplies - money to be used for state-approved purchases related to the project. View the list of unallowable purchases on the Fiscal Services website. Supply purchases must be made within the project semester; unused supply money will remain with OSCAR.
Mentor allocation - Money for the mentor to use either to make purchases related to the project or for professional development. The mentor will have access to these funds at the beginning of the project semester and has until the end of the fiscal year to utilize them. Unused mentor funds will remain with OSCAR.
|Traditional URSP||Intensive URSP|
|Available Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters||Available Summer semester only|
|Up to $1,500 total award||$5,000 total award|
|Approximately 144 hours spent on the project||Approximately 360 hours spent on the project|
|Enroll in UNIV 495 (0 or 1 credit, meets weekly)*||Attend development seminars June-August|
*During the Fall and Spring semesters, URSP recipients are required to enroll in UNIV 495.
Application Website - https://webportalapp.com/sp/login_saml/georgemason-ursp
How to Apply
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Important Dates for Students
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