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EMU Research

Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program 


The Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program (URSP) is intended to facilitate research partnerships between undergraduate students and Eastern Michigan University faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a $2,200 fellowship in support of their research efforts. The collaborating faculty member may receive $600, which can be used for lab/studio supplies or equipment, professional travel, or other professional expenses. Please see the following links for detailed information:


Applicants must submit their applications electronically, logging in with your EMU credential.

*Application portal will be posted no later than 30 days prior to deadline*

Submission dates to associate provost and associate vice president for Graduate Studies and Research:

  • November 2, 11:59 p.m. for Winter Awards (January - April)
  • February 17 , 11:59 p.m. for Summer Awards (May - August) & Fall Awards (August - December)


A total of 24 awards will be available. It is anticipated that eight awards will be awarded in the winter semester, and the remainder will be awarded in the summer and fall semesters.

Fall & Winter semester awards require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. Summers award requires a minimum of 6 credits for summer or an Intent to Enroll form on file (this step only needs to be completed if you receive the award). The form should indicate the student will enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the following fall semester.

The Internal Research Programs are overseen by the associate provost and associate vice president for Graduate Studies and Research, located in 200 Boone Hall. Please, feel free to contact Tracy Pytlak at [email protected] or 734.487.4875 with any questions or concerns about these programs.

Elevating Communities, Inspiring Generations

EMU Research, 200 Boone Phone: 734.487.3090 mail [email protected]