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Funding and Summer Programs

There are a variety of funding options available for students who are looking to get involved in research and creative activities as well as several summer programs to consider. Here is a sample of some of the available funding and summer programs. Please note that several disciplines have research funding for students including stipends and money for materials. Talk to your academic or research adviser to learn more.

Research and Creative Activity Funding

Morris Academic Partnership (MAP) »

The Morris Academic Partnership (MAP) program provides academically talented third-year students the opportunity to earn up to $4,000 assisting faculty with scholarly and creative projects. MAP students undertake assignments that enhance their intellectual competence and enrich their potential for graduate or professional study.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) »

UROP is a University-wide program in which the Morris campus participates. Like MAP, UROP encourages undergraduate students to conduct research or pursue academic interests in partnership with faculty. Awards are made twice yearly.

Travel Funding

Bos Research Fund

Family and friends of Morris graduate Angela Bos ’01 created the Bos Research Fund in her honor to enhance the undergraduate research experiences of Morris students. Funds are available for travel expenses, conference registration, and production costs associated with undergraduate research and creative activity. All students are eligible to apply, although preference will be given to juniors, seniors, and first-time applicants. Application is made in the spring. Contact Adele Raymond in the Dean’s Office for more information.

Owen and Frances Tate Memorial Fund for Student Learning

The Owen and Frances Tate Memorial Fund for Student Learning honors the memories of Owen and Frances Tate by supporting student learning activities at Morris that do not have other funding sources available. Matching funds are available to cover travel expenses for students presenting scholarly work at symposia and professional meetings or engaging in artistic activities, research projects, or performances beyond the Morris campus community that will showcase the University of Minnesota, Morris to a broader learning community. All students are eligible to apply. Two awards of up to $500 each will be given each year. Application is made in the spring. Contact Adele Raymond in the Dean’s Office for more information.

Summer Programs

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU program. Morris students may visit an REU site institution for several weeks, often during the summer, to participate in research working closely with faculty or other investigators. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Alternate Funds

Several disciplines have research funds for students including stipends and money for materials. Talk to your academic or research adviser to learn more.