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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Center

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8593

fax. 715-394-8412

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The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Center

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Spring 2014 URSCA Program Grants Call for Proposals

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) Committee is pleased to announce the first Call for Proposals for URSCA Program Grants. The Program Grants are funded through a Growth Agenda for Wisconsin grant for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the integration of URSCA across the curriculum at UW-Superior. The URSCA Committee will call for proposals twice each year in 2014 and 2015, once in the spring and once in the fall. 

The objectives of the grant program are to support faculty and staff development that builds capacity within programs; encourage integration of undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities into courses and curriculum in all programs; promote collaboration across disciplines and between academic programs, non-academic programs and research institutions; and increase student opportunities for mentored research.

We hope you will consider applying.

  • The focus of this Call for Proposals is curriculum.
  • A maximum of $24,000 is available in this round of funding.
  • Program grants from $1,000 to a maximum of $6,000 are available.
  • Proposals are due to the URSCA Director by 4:30p.m. on April 18, 2014.
  • Notification of funded proposals will be given by May 5, 2014.

Funded projects will begin June 1, 2014 and be completed by May 30, 2015.

Click here for the Call for Proposals

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What is Undergraduate Research?

Our campus has adopted the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR's) definition of undergraduate research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. The Arts and Humanities Division of CUR adds some more specifics to the definition: 

Undergraduate research in the arts and humanities is student-driven, faculty-mentored inquiry, scholarly investigation, and/or creative activity. The undergraduate researcher's work may contribute to outcomes including, but not limited to, individual or collaborative analytical writing; oral presentation; small analytical products; works of visual art; compilations of scholarship; exhibits; musical compositions; plays; performance; public scholarship; and/or peer-reviewed publication.  Whatever the research product, its value is generally weighed by standards specific to experts in the field, whether jurors, editors,or reviewers.

UW-Superior generally subscribes to the definitions offered by CUR. The phrase "undergraduate research, creative and scholarly activity" (URSCA) is used to provide more inclusive language.


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