UGRAS Application Guidelines


Application Opens:  December 15, 2019 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

APPLY ONLINE HERE!  (Preview of the Application at the Bottom of the Page) 

Upload UK Faculty Letter of Recommendation HERE!

Upload Abroad Faculty Letter of Support Here!  


Proposal Requirements

1. Personal Statement (350 words maximum) 

a) How this research experience will enhance your overall undergraduate experience

b) How this research experience will contribute to your career goals 


2. Project Summary (700 words maximum) 

(This is to be written by the student, although it is assumed the student will seek some guidance from his or her faculty mentor. This should be a separate document (Microsoft Word or PDF) uploaded into the space provided in the application form.)

a) Name and Contact Information of all parties involved

b) Project title 

c) Hypothesis 

d) Background and value of the current study 

e) Methods and goal of the research

f)  General Budget  ** Include the following mandatory fees: $50 UK EA Application fee, $448 In-state/$1,119 Out-of-State UK EAP 599 Tuition, and $135 Passport (if needed), $10.50/week Travel Medical Insurance


3. Letter of Recommendation from UK faculty mentor (2-page maximum)


4. Letter of support, written in English, from Abroad mentor stating his or her willingness to serve as a mentor on this project (2-page maximum)


Additional Requirements (if awarded) 

1. Enroll in EAP 599 for 1 credit

Students must enroll in EAP 599 for 1 credit and will receive the credit upon completion of a final report of 4-6 pages. Students who receive the award must submit a Travel Registration application with the UK Education Abroad office for the term they will be abroad.  This application must be submitted no less than 6 weeks prior to departure. Students will be required to pay a $50 application fee, $100 administrative fee, and purchase travel medical insurance (via UK Education Abroad - $10.50/week). The mandatory Education Abroad fees (application fee, administrative fee, tuition for EAP 599, and cost of travel medical insurance) will be billed to the UK Student Billing Account.


2. Register for the international experience with UK Education Abroad

Per university regulations, all students conducting academic research projects abroad, whether a scholarship is received or not, are required to register the international experience with UK Education Abroad. All students participating in credit-bearing international academic experiences are eligible to apply for the UK Education Abroad Scholarship. Please contact the UK Education Abroad office for more details.


4. Submit Final Report by August 24, 2020 (guidelines here


*To print off a checklist see the attached documents at the bottom of this page.