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Undergraduate Research

Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Initiative at Texas State

Developed by the Honors College and the Office of the Provost's AVP for Research and Federal Relations, the Undergraduate Research Initiative offers all undergraduate students funding opportunities to enhance their education through faculty-supervised research opportunities as we hope to continue the University's prestige as a research institution.


Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF)

(previously known as SURF Grants)

Developed by the Honors College and the Office of the Provost's AVP for Research and Federal Relations, the Student Undergraduate Research Fund (S.U.R.F) was created in 2011 to encourage and support undergraduate research and creative projects at Texas State University. The Honors College plans to award between 10 and 20 Undergraduate Research Fellowships (formerly known as SURF grants) of up to $1,000 over two review periods, one in November and one in March.

View the link below to find more information about URF:


Presenting at an Undergraduate Research Conference Workshop Series

This workshop series will help you understand how to prepare to present your own research project at an undergraduate research conference. In the fall semester, this workshop series will cover finding a mentor to advise your research and locating an undergraduate research conference where you might present your work. In the spring semester, this workshop series will help you understand how to seek funding to pay for your conference travel and prepare for your conference presentation. This workshop series is presented by Prof. Laura Ellis-Lai from the Department of English. Please contact ellislai@txstate.edu with any questions about this workshop series.