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Applications for the 2018-2019
Undergraduate Research Awards are open!

Final Deadline: February 16, 2018

Note: Students are asked to log into their myUMBC account before begining the URA process.

Entrepreneurship URA Application

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**New! Entrepreneurship URA’s provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate researchers to support the development of a solution to either a technical or social problem in collaboration with a UMBC faculty mentor. These solutions can be products or services, address a social or “green” concern, or promote ideas that generate artistic value. To be eligible for an Entrepreneurship URA, you must be enrolled as a UMBC student for the duration of the work proposed.

For more information, contact:
Vivian Armor, Director,
Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
or email

URA Application

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Undergraduate Research Awards provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to support their research or creative work with a UMBC faculty mentor on an original project. UMBC students of all years and disciplines are invited to apply, as long as they will remain enrolled at UMBC long enough to complete the proposed work.


For more information, contact:
Dr. April Householder
Director of Undergraduate Research and Nationally Competitive Scholarships
(410) 455-5754,
or email

Information for Students Applying for a URA:

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Funds to the Department form

Mentor Recommendation Support Form

Faculty Reviewer Form 

Enroll in PRAC

Submitting Final Projects:

URA final project guidelines
Faculty Advisor Form for URA final paper and UMBC Review submission