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Undergraduate Faculty Mentored Grants @ ASU

Undergraduate Faculty-Mentored Grants Mission Statement

The mission of the Undergraduate Research Initiative at Angelo State University is to support and promote high-quality faculty-mentored undergraduate research, creative endeavor, and scholarship.

Undergraduate Travel

Angelo State University undergraduates who are presenting the results of their research or creative work at national or regional professional conferences may request financial support to defray the costs of attendance at the conference. The Undergraduate Research Travel Form, together with the notice of acceptance from conference organizers and a memorandum of support from their faculty sponsors, should be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Projects at least fifteen days before the travel date.

We encourage all students who have a paper, poster, or scholarly creative work that has been accepted for presentation at a professional conference to apply for an award.

What is Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor?

Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor includes activities undertaken by an undergraduate student with significant faculty mentoring that gives students the opportunity to pursue advanced work in their major field of interest. Experiments done in a laboratory, research conducted in the archives of a library, interviews taken to explore a social or political concern, fieldwork leading to a better understanding of a social or environmental situation, artistic work created, and comparisons of best educational practices are all some ways to explore research opportunities. Opportunities vary across disciplines, but at a minimum, undergraduate research engages the student in critical inquiry and exposes the student to the foundations of research or creative activity in their chosen discipline. Quality undergraduate research and creative activity result in a product that has potential for peer-reviewed dissemination in the form of presentations, publications, exhibitions, or performances.

The deadline for the spring 2016 Single Semester Faculty-Mentored Projects is Monday, November 30th. Submit applications electronically to Elizabeth Randell via email at and by hard copy in the Office of Sponsored Projects (Library 203).  

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is Friday, April 29 in the CJ Davidson Conference Center from noon to 1:30 pm. Symposium applications are due March 30 via e-mail to and by hard copy in the Office of Sponsored Projects (Library 203).  


Please contact Ms. Elizabeth Randell with any questions or concerns.