Undergraduate students from any College who wish to conduct research with a faculty member in the College of Medicine are eligible to compete for this award.

Applicants must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and have at least one more year of undergraduate studies remaining. Students should contact a faculty member with whom they would like to conduct research and then complete the University Scholars Program application form under Nomination Packets.

Nomination Packets must include the following items:

  • Completed University Scholars Program application form including the summary of the proposed research project and the supporting letter from the faculty mentor
  • An official sealed copy of the student’s undergraduate transcript, including cumulative GPA.



The deadline for receipt of completed packets is no later than 11:59 pm on Feb 9, 2024. Nomination packets that are incomplete or received after the deadline, will not be considered. GPA.

Expectations and Requirements

For the 2024-2025 competition, the students must begin their research at the start of the Summer 2024 semester and students are expected to continue their research through the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.

Presentation and Publication of Research Projects

All 2024-2025 scholars will submit a final research paper for publication in the Journal of Undergraduate Research AND present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Spring of 2025.


More information may be obtained from Dr. Abdel Alli.