Funding opportunities for undergraduate research


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There are several ways for students at Northern Arizona University to obtain funding for research-based, scholarly, or creative projects. Learn about some of our available grants, awards, and scholarships that support undergraduate student projects at Northern Arizona University.

Interns-to-Scholars (I2S) program

I2S is a program designed to enable undergraduates, especially sophomores, to work as assistants on faculty scholarly, creative, or research projects in all disciplines. Interns are paid for participation. Find out more about the I2S program

Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA)

This annual grant funds student-designed projects in all disciplines. Learn more about HURA.

Student Travel Award program

Funding is available for undergraduate students to represent Northern Arizona University at conferences. Receive a grant to support your trip through the Student Travel Awards program

Global Learning Research Scholarship

The Center for International Education funds the Global Learning Research Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to support undergraduate student engagement in research activities that address the themes of global learning. Students are expected to propose research topics from any discipline but these topics must substantially engage with (or reflect dimensions that address) at least two of the three themes of global learning, and one of these themes must be global engagement.

The three themes of global learning include:

  • diversity
  • sustainability
  • global engagement

Awards of up to $1,000 are available for NAU undergraduates conducting research that meets the criteria. Learn more about the Global Learning Research Scholarship.

Henry O. Hooper Sustainability Cash Prize

This annual award recognizes Northern Arizona University undergraduate and graduate students who have made an extraordinary effort to enhance the culture of sustainability on the NAU campus and surrounding community. Read more about the Henry O. Hooper Sustainability Cash Prize.

Watershed Research and Education Program (WREP)

Find out more about WREP at Northern Arizona University, which provides student research in all fields related to environmental biology and resource management in the watersheds, riparian areas, streams, and rivers of Northern Arizona.

Departmental scholarships

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