2020-21 call for applications
The Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology Endowment, funded by generous donors and alumni, supports excellence in undergraduate research in fields related to science and technology for students from any major at UC Santa Cruz. To apply you must have a UC Santa Cruz faculty sponsor, and that sponsor must complete an online recommendation for your project.
How the funds may be used: Each awardee will receive $2,500 and may request up to $1,000 in additional funds to cover costs associated with conducting research or presenting research results, such as lab fees, supplies, equipment expenses, travel associated with field work, and the costs associated with presenting research at conferences; please create this budget in consultation with your faculty sponsor. These additional funds must be used by the end of summer quarter 2021 (August 27, 2021).
Awards will be announced per the schedule below, with actual funding provided in the quarter when you begin the project, as confirmed by your faculty advisor.
All award recipients will be required to provide a handwritten or typed thank you note and complete a questionnaire for stewardship purposes and may be asked to participate in other recognition-events. If for any reason you would not be able to participate in the recognition activities outlined above, we will work with you on an alternative.
- All materials are due by the end of the day on Monday, November 16, 2020
- Awards announced on Monday, November 30, 2020
For projects to be conducted in summer 2021:
- All materials are due by the end of the day on Sunday, March 28, 2021
- Awards announced on Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Selection process: The Physical and Biological Sciences Undergraduate Award Committee, composed of faculty in the Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, will review the application materials, rank each proposal, and select award recipients.
Ana Paula Kitos Vasoncelos
Johanna Leslie King
Ana Paula Kitos Vasoncelos
How to apply
Completed applications and faculty reference form should both be submitted by the posted deadline. If you have questions, please contact the dean’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online application form asks for a description of your project in 500 words or less and a budget for your project using the template provided below. The application requires a recommendation from your faculty sponsor, which you should obtain by sending them the faculty recommendation form link. Before you submit your application online, please make sure you have completed your project proposal and budget and have secured your faculty sponsorship.
- Application form – Student completes
- Budget example
- Budget template – Save your own copy, complete it, and then upload it within the application.
- Faculty recommendation form – Forward to your faculty sponsor to complete