Current Students

Summer 2023 UBRP students standing in the courtyard of the ENR2 Building

For Incoming Summer 2024 Students

Your next steps for UBRP are as follows:

  1. Sign a UBRP Participation Agreement and e-mail it to Jennifer at Please review the UBRP Student Handbook.
  2. Use the List of UBRP Faculty Mentors and the Tips for Interviewing Potential Faculty Mentors for UBRP to assist you in the process of finding a mentor.  Finalize your mentor and e-mail a completed UBRP Commitment Form to Jennifer at
  3. Upload a square headshot photo (JPG or PNG formats only; no HEIC) and a signed Photo Release Form (PDF) to this Box. Please name both files as "[last name], [first name]".

UBRP Ambassadors

The UBRP Ambassadors aim to strengthen the UBRP community by providing a number of opportunities for students to interact with each other and with others outside the UBRP community. Get involved with the UBRP Ambassadors. Find a list of upcoming events here.

UBRP Funding Opportunities

UBRP has the following scholarships available for active students in the program:

UBRP Travel Award

These awards are designed to support current UBRP, ASPET, EHS-TRUE, and NACP students in presenting their research at a scientific conference. A typical travel award amount is $500. Applications must be received at least one month prior to your conference. See the application for more information and the full set of requirements.  E-mail the completed application and supplementary documents to Jennifer at for review.

UBRP Basic Needs Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, UBRP is able to distribute several small (~$100) scholarships to students in our programs who are in financial need due to COVID-19 or other hardships, to help cover basic needs (food, utilities, transportation, medical expenses, etc.). Scholarships will be distributed directly to students’ Bursar’s accounts; recipients should be aware that if they have any outstanding dues with the Bursar’s Office, the scholarship will first be applied to those dues. To apply, simply e-mail Jennifer Cubeta at with a short description of your financial need and how the funds would benefit you (2-3 sentences). Recipients will be selected based on level of financial need; if approved, disbursement of the scholarship is anticipated to take place within a month’s time.

Applications for Travel Awards and Basic Needs Scholarships are accepted on a rolling basis; funds are limited, and decisions will be made on a first-come first served basis.

UBRP Galileo Circle Scholarship

These $1,000 scholarships support outstanding UBRP participants who are majors in the College of Science.  Information and applications for the UBRP Galileo Circle Scholarship will be e-mailed directly to eligible applicants in the spring semester.

Additional Resources

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors can offer guidance for preparing research posters and presentations, and in giving friendly feedback on “Mock Talks,” where students can practice their presentation to a supportive person and receive feedback on what they are doing well and what steps they can take to improve their presentation. Click here to view a short Instagram tutorial on how to make an appointment with an Undergraduate Research Ambassador.