Student Research and Creative Activity Fair
The Student Research and Creative Activity Fair (RCAF) is an annual event where students from all majors have the opportunity to present their recent work. More than 200 students presented at the 2019 Research and Creative Activity Fair in areas ranging from how to improve the safety of first responders to gene expression in toxoplasma gondii. Congratulations to our 2019 award winners!
University Committee on Research and Creative Activity
The UCRCA encourages research and creative activity by UNO students and provides funding for graduate student endeavors, as well as undergraduate student travel. Student proposals are reviewed monthly during the academic year depending on availability of funding. Learn more about UCRCA.
Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE)
FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduate students. All FUSE recipients must present at the Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Learn more about FUSE.
Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA)
GRACA grants support faculty-mentored graduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $5,000 per student are available to UNO graduate students. All GRACA recipients must present at the Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Learn more about GRACA.
Students awarded internal funding from UCRCA, FUSE and GRACA programs get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with expert faculty mentors as they learn valuable research techniques and create new knowledge, new art, and new music. Students will carry these experiences into their careers and throughout their lives. View the 2017-2018 internal funding bulletin for more details.
Johns Hopkins University's First Annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium
A new annual two-day event at the main campus in Baltimore, Maryland will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The symposium will be April 3-4, 2020 and the application portal is now open. This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), there will also be a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in our humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.
Learn more at the conference site.
Current Student Research
The Gateway is UNO's student newspaper. See recent articles, written by current UNO students, about current students' research and creative activity below.
- UNO professor and mentees study the effect of compassion fatigue on caregivers
- UNO professor and grad student study early signs of autism
- UNO student uses DNA to study infections diseases
- Biology student hopes project will encourage conservation
- Emily Geest keeps her eyes on the butterflies
- UNO grad student continues legacy of bird study