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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 2020 Research and Creative Activity Fair in areas ranging from mineral densities of kale to child welfare reform in Nebraska. Congratulations to our 2020 award winners! The registration deadline has been extended through February 12, 2021! Follow these registration instructions to present at the 2021 Fair!
University Committee on Research and Creative Activity
The UCRCA encourages research and creative activity by UNO students and provides funding for graduate and undergraduate student travel to present at conferences or meetings. 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 2019-2020 internal funding bulletin for more details.
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