February 28, 2022

How do I apply? – Mason Korea

Students should meet with their potential faculty or staff mentor before completing their application to outline a reasonable project and ensure the mentor’s support of their application and proposed project.

Student Application includes the following sections.

Download the Narrative Guidelines for additional suggestions.

Submit your application via the web as described below.  The student applicant is required to insure their project mentor completes the Mentor Application Form before the posted deadline.

  • Go to , and create an account. You must use your masonlive email and password. Use Mason credentials to sign in and when creating your profile.
  • Step 1: Create a Profile: Please click “+Create a Profile to Get Started” to begin your profile. Complete all the information and save your profile. You cannot create a proposal until you enter a profile.
  • Step 2: Start an Application:  Click “+Get Started”. This will take you to the application. Once you have started the application make sure to save draft before you exit. You may continue to edit the application until you have submitted it. Once you have completed all the parts of the application use the “save” button.
  • Step 3: Mentor Request: Click “+Open” on the mentor request portion of the home page. Once in the mentor request listing, click “+Add New Item” to request a mentor letter. Make sure you have your mentors contact information available so you can fill this out accurately. Please complete the mentor request as soon as you start an application so your mentor has the time to complete their letter.

Questions? Email oscar@gmu.edu

Budget: In this section, you should indicate how the award will be used support your project. The total award is up to $1,500. In the Mason Korea program, the student is allocated $1,000 in student stipend. In addition, the student is allocated up to $500 for supplies. For materials and supplies, preliminary prices and sources should be included in the justification. Typically, URSP does not fund travel to present your projects, but for some students we allow this use of funds during the school year. URSP students have priority access separate funds, the Undergraduate Student Travel Fund (USTF) for this purpose. For more information on USTF, please visit the OSCAR website.