OURS Programs for Students

OURS programs and services support students throughout their research and scholarly development whether a student is exploring a research/ creative project or has completed a project. Programs and services are categorized as Scholar and Fellowship Programs or Research Support and Recognition Programs. Scholar and Fellowship Programs are programs that provide intensive research and scholarly experiences. These programs offer students structured support and guidance as well as financial compensation through a stipend. Research Support and Recognition Programs provide funding for students to conduct the research, travel to present/exhibit their work, and elevate their research experiences by becoming an Undergraduate Research, or Creative, Scholar.

Students who are curious and exploring research and creative work should browse the opportunities and reach out through the OURS Interest Form with any questions, or to receive specialized advising mentoring for their major. 

Scholar & Fellowship Programs            Research Support & Recognition

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Scholar & Fellowship Programs

Alayont Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Mathematics

The Alayont Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Mathematics has been developed to provide financial support to students pursuing rigorous, independent scholarship during the academic year, mentored by a faculty member.

P. Douglas Kindschi Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Sciences

The Kindschi Fellowship provides financial support to students pursuing rigorous, independent scholarship during the academic year, mentored by a faculty member in one of the following areas: aquatic sciences, allied health sciences, athletic training, biology, biomedical sciences, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, information systems, mathematics, movement science, neuroscience, physics, recreational therapy, and statistics.

Student Summer Scholars/Modified Student Summer Scholars

The Student Summer Scholars (S3) and the Modified Student Summer Scholar programs provide funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote time to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester. Generally, S3/MS3  grants provide a student stipend, faculty stipend, and a small budget for supplies.

GVSU Library Scholars Summer Program

The GVSU Library Scholars Summer Program provides students with the opportunity to have an intensive research experience using the library’s resources and collections over the summer semester.

Michigan Space Grant Consortium

The vision of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium is to foster awareness of, education in, and research on space-related science and technology in Michigan.

Research Support & Recognition

Academic Conference Fund

The Academic Conference Fund (ACF) is available to all undergraduate students who may be looking for one-time funding to present/perform at an academic conference that is related to their major, minor, and/or professional goals.

OURS Project Supplies Grant

The OURS Project Supplies Grant supports undergraduate student research, performance, and scholarship and isdesigned to encourage collaborative scholarly research and creative work between undergraduate students and faculty. 

Undergraduate Research/Creative Scholar Transcript Designation

Exemplary GVSU Undergraduate students who have pursued research or creative projects are eligible to receive a designation of “Undergraduate Research Scholar” or “Undergraduate Creative Scholar” on their official transcript.

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