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OUR is pleased to announce the winners of Fall 2022 cycle. The deadline for the next OUR award cycle (Spring 2023) is December 12. See below for more info.

OUR Internal Funds

There are multiple ways to fund your research here at UMass Dartmouth:


****Fall and Spring Research Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to supporting UMass Dartmouth undergraduates in all aspects of their research endeavors. We are pleased to offer small research grants during the fall and spring semesters to help offset the costs of performing research projects, with research being broadly conceived and taking place in any and all disciplines. Research awards are primarily for consumable materials and participant incentives.


The deadline for Spring 2023 applications is Monday, December 12 by 5pm via email:

A recorded Zoom information session on grant proposal writing is available HERE



****Research-Related Travel Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers travel awards, which partially cover the costs of conference registration fees, lodging, airfare, and mileage. We also assist students who wish to conduct fieldwork and archival research at an off-campus location. There is no particular deadline for research-related travel awards. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.

  • Please fill out and submit the following application and submit via as soon as you have an accepted proposal at a conference or a well-defined plan for an off-campus research project. OUR travel award application



****Summer Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers a number of competitive summer award to facilitate the full-time on-campus research activity of UMass Dartmouth undergraduates during the summer. As with all OUR programs, research is broadly conceived and takes place in any and all disciplines. All UMass Dartmouth undergraduates who will be enrolled in the fall of 2022 are eligible to apply. Students may apply for ONE of the following options:

  • General field-specific research opportunity: Students in all fields are invited to apply. Application cover sheet and guidelines for this award’s proposal can be found here:

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Duration of the summer award: The research period can be anywhere from 1 (min) to 4 (max) month(s) in duration; it can begin as early as May 1st and end as late as August 31st.

Applications will only be accepted electronically via Deadline for summer 2023 application will be announced in the spring.

If you have any questions about this award cycle, please contact the OUR director, Professor Pamela Karimi


We would like to extend our gratitude to the Claire T. Carney Library, the Cyber Security Center, the Honors College, Charlton College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Engineering, and the School for Marine Science and Technology, which contributed to the 2022 summer awards.

***Acknowledge the OUR in your presentations and publications. Download the OUR LOGO :