UCARE: Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Students


UCARE: Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Students

What is UCARE?

The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program at UNL is a paid opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty research advisor in fields ranging from arts, education, engineering, and humanities to traditional sciences like chemistry, biology, and physics. Through UCARE, you'll work alongside world-class UNL faculty members conducting cutting-edge research that will shape the future of Nebraska and beyond.

Click here to view a short video about UCARE.

Funded in part by gifts from the Pepsi Quasi Endowment and Union Bank & Trust, UCARE supports UNL undergraduates to work one-on-one with faculty research advisors in research or creative activities. The UCARE program solicits applications from eligible undergraduates for either academic year or summer awards. Students who have already received a UCARE award must re-apply for funding by completing a full application, including a research abstract.

Click here to learn more about how UCARE works during the summer and academic year.

Are you eligible?

• Currently enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student in an undergraduate degree program at UNL.
• Currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior
• Demonstrates excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
• Will have completed 30 credit hours of undergraduate work by May 2021 (but not more than 120).
• Will commit to at least 10 hours of research a week (Academic Year applicants) or at least 20 hours of research a week (Summer applicants).

Click here for more useful information about UCARE before you apply for the program.

Apply for UCARE

To apply for UCARE, students must submit an online application between now and February 15, 2021 on NuRamp.

Students can apply for a project in Summer 2021, Academic Year 2021 - 2022, or an extended project from June 2021 - April 2022. If you plan to engage in two different projects in Summer 2021 and Academic Year 2021 - 2022, you should submit two separate applications for each term.

Click here to start the UCARE application process now!

Questions? Students with questions about the program can contact Justina Clark at jclark17@unl.edu.