A&S Undergraduate Research

Research Support for A&S Undergraduate Majors

Students may apply for up to $500 in a given academic year to support expenses listed below (travel to present at a conference, other research expenses). Reimbursement will not exceed actual travel costs or research expenses, also taking into consideration any funding available from other sources (e.g., Lewis Honors College, etc.). Students who apply in both categories are limited to a total of $500 across categories.

A&S travel grants for a student to present at a conference:
Students may apply for funding to support travel to a conference at which the student will be presenting. The funds will be dispersed in the form of a reimbursement check to the student’s address. Students will have to provide receipts for travel and hotel expenses upon return from the conference.

A&S research support grants:
Students may apply for funding to support research expenses necessary to conduct a research project that cannot be supported from other sources (e.g., participant payments, research materials, travel to a research site). Depending on the nature of the expense, funds may be dispersed in the form of a reimbursement check to the student’s address or the College will work with the student and mentor to handle a purchase. Receipts will be required.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Deadline: SURF applications now closed for Summer 2022 – check back in January 2023 for Summer 2023 application dates!
Learn more at: www.as.uky.edu/surf

Independent Study / Independent Research

Talk to a faculty member, or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in your department to enroll in a credit-bearing 395 course in your discipline during the Fall or Spring semesters.

Other Opportunities