Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) - NSF-EPSCoR
2013-2014 Annual Scholarship

The 2014-15 solicitation will be posted soon. Check back at the end of August 2014.

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2013

WHO Any full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a program for both Fall and Spring semesters of the award year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas or the University of Nevada, Reno. U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizen students with a valid visa may apply. *A future UROP scholarship competition specific to NSHE community and state colleges will be held for Summer 2014.

Past recipients of the NSF-EPSCoR undergraduate research awards are eligible to apply.

Research areas: Students working in any area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are encouraged to apply. Fields related to solar energy, water and/or environmental research are of special interest. These include (but are not limited to): Biology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Climatology, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Hydrology, Journalism, Natural Resources, and Political Science.

WHAT: NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Scholarships for the period November 2013 through May 2014($4000 for student, $750 for faculty mentor)

WHERE: At UNLV, UNR, or the Desert Research Institute (DRI) to conduct a research project with faculty mentors

WHEN: Now accepting applications. The deadline is October 1, 2013. The program runs from November 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.

WHY: To provide scholarship funding to students interested in research. The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) received a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Award from the National Science Foundation's Experimental Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR). The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada project's mission is to advance knowledge and discovery through research on solar energy generation, its environmental impacts and the associated water issues, and accelerate this research by developing new capabilities in cyberinfrastructure in Nevada.


For details about the NSF EPSCoR Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada program, or other Nevada EPSCoR programs, visit http://epscorspo.nevada.edu/epscor/