Grants & Scholarships

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Student Research Funding Opportunities

Are you a UC Santa Cruz science student interested in research experience and funding? Here are our latest research award calls. Apply for the opportunity that interests you!


1. Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology Awards (URST)

Award Amount: Up to $4,500

This research grant supports undergraduate research projects in fields related to science and technology. Students from any undergraduate major at UC Santa Cruz can apply. This application period is for research projects beginning summer quarter 2023 or fall quarter 2023.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

Kathryn D. Sullivan Research Impact Award in Earth & Marine Sciences

Award Amount: Up to $17,000

This program supports summer research projects in earth and planetary sciences, microbiology and environmental toxicology, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemistry, or related disciplines. Research teams must comprise one undergraduate and one graduate student mentor, and the project must address important problems in the chosen discipline. The project must be well planned and integrated across the team members, and the proposal must include a clear explanation of what each member brings to the project.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

Gunderson Family Student Research in Coastal Sustainability Summer Award

Award Amount: Up to $2,500

An award for undergraduate students engaging in coastal sustainability research during the summer at UC Santa Cruz.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023