NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announces the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024 Scholarships to promote undergraduate research. The program is supported by funding from the Nevada NSF EPSCoR Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science (HDRFS) project. Students working in any STEM discipline or addressing STEM-related issues are eligible, but at least 50% of the proposals will be awarded to projects that support the research themes of the HDRFS project.

Focus: The UROP program promotes intensive undergraduate research opportunities for NSHE students. Through these research experiences, our goal is to enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, particularly those related to fire science.

Important: Past recipients of an NSF-EPSCoR undergraduate research scholarship under the current HDRFS award are not eligible to apply, UNLESS the research project is tied to the NSF EPSCoR HDRFS project. Applicants selected for this award may receive ONE undergraduate research scholarship for either Summer 2023 or Academic Year 2023-2024. You may apply for the Summer, the Academic year, OR if you do not have a strong preference, indicate both programs and, if selected, you will be assigned to either the Summer or Academic Year program.

Students working in areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), except for medical sciences, are eligible. Fields related to fire science areas: 1) Ecology, 2) Hydrology, 3) Fire Processes; and 4) Fire Emissions and their Atmospheric Aging are of special interest. Students with research tied to medical sciences are encouraged to apply for the National Institutes of Health IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH INBRE). For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/inbre

Opportunity URL: https://epscorspo.nevada.edu/opportunity/urop-say23-24/



  • Undergraduate students enrolled full time during either Summer 2023 or both Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 at any NSHE institution during the time they are conducting their research.
  • For the purposes of this scholarship, full-time during fall/spring is a minimum of 12 credits, and full-time during summer is a minimum of 1-3 credits.
  • Scholar must have an NSHE faculty mentor to supervise their research project.

Research Period: June 5 – August 18, 2023 (Summer) OR October 2, 2023 – May 31, 2024 (Academic Year)

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Writing Workshop Sessions:

Want to learn more about this scholarship opportunity? Need assistance in writing your application? Sessions will be held for NSHE students through both the UNLV and UNR Writing Centers. To attend the writing workshops, Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/writing2023-2024  The first session, UROP Application Overview, will be held virtually Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 2:30-3:30 PM.

Confidential Recommendation Letters for Applicants may be submitted at: http://epscorspo.nevada.edu/lor-2023-2024-urop/

Please read the full proposal for all relevant details. https://epscorspo.nevada.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/UROP_Solicitation_S23_AY2324_Final.pdf


$4,000 for students and $750 for faculty mentors

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Michele Casella

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