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Funding/Support

Semester and summer funding is available for faculty who are interested in guiding students in undergraduate research either in the context of a research cohort or through one-on-one mentorship.

Advanced Undergraduate Research Activity (AURA)

Students can apply for funding to pursue advanced research or creative production, with the support of their faculty mentor.

Department Research Assistantship (DRA) Program

Funding available for all UTK/UTIA academic departments to hire a semester-long undergraduate assistant to support a faculty research/creative project.

Faculty Research Assistants Funding (FRAF)

Faculty can apply for funding from our office that supports research assistants during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. (New in 2022: Summer funding!)

Federal Work Study Research Assistantships

Our office has coordinated with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in order to allow students to use their federal work-study funds for positions as undergraduate research assistants for faculty at UT.

NSF REU Site Grant

Our office provides proposal support for the NSF REU Site grant, a 3-year grant that funds a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates from UT and across the nation.

*For general research proposal support, please refer to the Office of Research & Engagement’s Proposal Support page.

Do you have a summer REU? Let us know so we can support you!
Please fill out this very brief info request.