The Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD) recognizes a student’s commitment to their development as a researcher during their undergraduate career. The URSD appears in the awards section of the transcripts of graduating students. URSD awardees receive a white research cord from the Office of Undergraduate Research to wear at convocation and commencement.
Apply the semester you graduate:
FALL 2018 deadline: December 6, 2018
URSD Requirements (UPDATED Fall 2018)
- Two semesters of research – Two semesters of research with a UofU faculty research mentor (if not done through UROP or SPUR, the student’s faculty mentor signs a verification form certifying that two semesters of research were completed).
- Presentation – Present your research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event is held every spring in the Student Union. (Students MUST present at this Symposium to fulfill this URSD requirement.)
- Publication – Publish your research in the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Journal. This publication requirement ensures that students engage in the valuable reflective process of creating an enduring record of their undergraduate research experience. (Students MUST submit to this Journal to fulfill this URSD requirement.)
**PLEASE READ: Students must have completed all requirements associated with their involvement in other Office of Undergraduate Research programs in order to be eligible for the URSD. This includes the submission of final reports for UROP, Small Grants, and Travel Grants, in addition to any other program requirements.
Apply for the URSD
Apply during the semester in which you will graduate by completing the online URSD APPLICATION FORM. You will be asked to provide the following verifications:
- Two semesters of research – Indicate the semesters and years of UROP or SPUR, or upload an electronic copy of the verification form signed by your faculty mentor.
- Presentation – Year you participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Publication – Year you submitted to the Undergraduate Research Journal.