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Office of Research and Creative Activity

The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates.

Fall Deadline: October 15, 2013

Spring Deadline: February 4, 2014

For details see the FUSE Request for Proposals document posted below.

Proposals not meeting submission guidelines or poorly written proposals may be rejected without review. Applicants are advised to use available resources, such as the UNO Writing Center, to ensure that proposals meet the guidelines, are well written, and are properly edited.

Since the UNO Writing Center can be very busy, it is recommended you make make an appointment early.


FUSE Application Guidelines
FUSE Proposal Submission Form


FUSE Sample Proposals

Proposals are organized into three categories: Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Click on the category to view the proposals.

To view more sample proposals please schedule an appointment with Beth White.

Arts and Humanities

Sara Behrens, Foreign Language: Absurdity and Romance

Steve Hartman, Theatre: Annual FAUST Production : Reviving the Castle of Perseverance


Helpful Materials

Introduction to FUSE and the Application Process (Powerpoint)
Evaluation Form with Review Criteria
Writing Tips from Dr. Nora Bacon
FUSE Leadership Information
Current FUSE Students Page


Previous FUSE Awards

FUSE Awards - 2013
FUSE Awards - 2012
FUSE Awards - 2011



If you have any comments, concerns, or ideas for new directions you would like FUSE to consider, please submit a note here.


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