Thesis Application

Application materials are currently being updated for the 2020-2021 URS program and will be released mid-June. The updated materials will contain guidance for projects affected by COVID-19 restrictions.  The application will close on September 14, 2020 at noon.

Eligible students are invited to apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program each year between June and September.

The application consists of two parts:

  1. Intent to Apply (Online Form)
  2. Completed Application Part 2 Template submitted to the Scholars Thesis Submittal System (STSS) that includes your:
    • Proposal
    • Research compliance questionnaire
    • Timeline

After completing both parts of the application, faculty advisors must approve the project through the STSS. LAUNCH: UGR staff will then review applications and send final acceptance notifications on a rolling basis through the first week of October.

Team Applications

Undergraduate Research Scholars teams may consist of 2-5 students working with the same faculty advisor. ALL team members must individually complete Parts 1 and 2 of the URS Application. We recommend that all team members submit both parts at the same time in a single sitting. Additionally, faculty advisors will have to individually approve each team member's application.


The use of provided templates is required. Use the Part 1 Template to copy and paste your answers into the online form. Part 2 of the URS Application must be submitted in a single document. Download the Part 2 Planning Template that is appropriate for your discipline. Consult with your faculty advisor if you are not sure which template to use.

Part 1 Template


Part 2 Templates

Submission Links

Questions about research compliance? Visit the URS Resources page for helpful guides.

Don’t have a faculty research advisor? Attend one of our monthly Getting Started in Research workshops or other campus-wide events to get advice from faculty, staff and students currently involved in research activities.

View our upcoming events schedule.