EPSCoR - Montana NSF

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Undergraduate Research is an excellent way to expose future scientists to the process of scientific discovery. EPSCoR supports programs across the state to fund undergraduate students participating in research with a faculty mentor.

Why do Undergraduate Research?

Research has demonstrated the benefits to students of participating in Undergraduate Research programs/projects while they are attending college. In addition to gaining valuable experience for your resume or graduate school application, you are exposed to laboratory and field technique, apply classroom learning to real-world situations, and network with other students and scientists. Even if laboratory or field work turn out not to be your thing, trying it out in a short-term situation such as a semester or year-long experience can be valuable.

Students present their results at conferences or as a co-author on refereed publications.

To find available funding and application deadlines, visit:

MSU Undergraduate Scholars Program

Montana Tech Undergraduate Research Program

UM Undergraduate Research Program

The Pat Williams Scholarship for both undergraduate and graduate students or contact Deena Mansour

Upcomming and past national conferences for undergraduates:

NCUR – National Conference on Undergraduate Research – March 31-April 2, 2011, Ithaca, NY

NCUR – 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), “Meet Me in Montana”, April 15-17, 2010, Missoula, MT

SACNAS – Society for Advancing Hispanic/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - October 27-30, 2011 in San Jose, CA

AISES – American Indian Science and Engineering Society, November 10-12, 2011, Minneapolis, MN

Posters on the Hill sponsored by Council on Undergraduate Research

EPSCoR logos, how to cite EPSCoR support, and ethics training materials, among other information can be found on the FORMS page.