Undergraduate Research Center

Important Dates:

Monday, December 22nd:  Application deadline for Dept. of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships

Friday, January 16th:  Application deadline for Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education summer fellowships at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Tuesday, January 20th:  NIST-SURF writing assistance and application review session - SCI 2130, 3 pm

Monday, January 26th:  Application deadline for internal review National Institute of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Thursday, January 29thDeadline for spring URECA applications

Tuesday, February 24thDeadline for Scholars Week abstract submissions

Sunday, March 1st: Deadline for Summer TN-SCORE Research Experiences for Undergraduates applications

March 16th - 20th:  Scholars Week

Thursday, March 26th:  Deadline for summer URECA applications

 

 



The MTSU Undergraduate Research Center was created in 2004 to promote research at the undergraduate level and to provide university support for undergraduate students and the faculty members who mentor them in scholarly and creative activities. This includes providing information and financial support through grants.

Although the URC administers the university funds dedicated to undergraduate research through Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity (URECA) grants, the URECA Committee evaluates proposals based on merit. This committee is composed of accomplished and passionate faculty representatives from all 5 colleges at MTSU. Programs that involve undergraduate research on campus include: MTSU Honors College, TLSAMP, Tennessee Space Grant, Geoenvironmental Challenges REU, and First STEP.

URC Mission:
As part of the Office of Research, the Undergraduate Research Center (URC) mission is to be the central hub for communication about undergraduate research grant programs and other related opportunities on and off campus and to distribute university funds for undergraduate research and creative projects and travel to disseminate results.

URC Vision:
The URC is pursuing its vision to nurture a culture of research and creative activity at MTSU through support for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors.

URC Values:
Implement the goals of the University's Academic Master Plan related to the URC mission with the following values:

  • Excellence in research, scholarship, and creative projects
  • Opportunities for student-centered learning
  • Productive internal and external collaborations and partnerships
  • Success in academic and professional careers of our undergraduate students and their faculty mentors