University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

We are Expanding FRAF to a Full Academic Year!

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers Faculty Research Assistants Funding (FRAF) to support faculty members interested in using undergraduates to assist their research endeavors. This funding supports faculty and student engagement and collaboration while pursuing original research. Faculty will receive $3,000 to compensate the student researcher(s) for their labor between August 1, 2023 and July 31, 2024 ($15 per hour of project time, as determined by the department and compensated in accordance with UT policy) and a $300 stipend for materials. The application portal will be open until June 30, 2023, so apply today!

Help us Promote the 2024 – 2025 Fulbright Student Award Cycle

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. cultural exchange program offering international opportunities to pursue a graduate degree, conduct research, or teach English. Our office is about to kick-off a summer of advising sessions, workshops, and resources to help students develop a competitive application. Please help us in spreading the word about Fulbright. Please share this interest form with any students who would like to discuss the possibility of applying.

Undergraduate Research Summer Programming

The Summer Research Scholars Program provides professional development opportunities and social networking activities throughout the summer. All UTK students and those visiting from other schools engaged in undergraduate research or creative projects can participate in Summer Research Scholars. At the summer's end, participants may present their summer research at the Summer Research Scholars Symposium. If you would like your undergraduate research student(s) to participate, please have them register here by Tuesday, May 30.

URF Graduate Assistant

Do you have a grad student seeking Graduate Assistant opportunities? Do they have an interest in supporting their fellow Vols in enhancing research and scholarship opportunities? We are hiring a graduate assistant for Fall 2023 to Summer 2024! Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student during the next academic year. The URF GA will assist with Gilman Scholarship and Critical Language Scholarship programming in the fall and undergraduate research programming during the spring and summer at UT. Please help us in spreading the word, by passing along the job description and application instructions.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
Melrose Hall, F103
1616 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-8560

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