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One important factor in an undergraduate's decision to enter graduate programs in science and engineering is participation in a quality research. The Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Fellowships have been offered since 1992 and are designed to support highly meritorious undergraduate students in the biological, physical and social sciences, engineering, mathematics; in certain areas of health sciences; and students in science and mathematics education in independent research projects.
The students receive stipends for $700 during the fall and spring semesters and $3,500 in the summer. The Fellowships are awarded on the basis of the scholarship of the student, the proposed research activity and the mentoring by the faculty member.
We encourage proposals focused on topics related to hydrology, geology/geophysics, energy, climate change, ecosystem science, natural resources, and computational sciences and/or modeling.
Applications are being accepted from University of Wyoming undergraduates in the biological, physical and social sciences, engineering, mathematics; in certain areas of health sciences; and students in science and mathematics education in independent research projects for research fellowship awards.
The stipend will be $3500 and is intended to support undergraduate fellows during an independent research activity directed by a University of Wyoming faculty member. Literature reviews and survey research are not ordinarily considered for these awards.
Undergraduates in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, certain areas of health sciences (disciplines supported by the NSF) and students in science and mathematics education who will complete their Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wyoming. Preference will be given to students in their junior year who intend to enter careers in research. First generation college students, minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Please contact the EPSCoR office if you have any questions about the application process.
Students may hold the EPSCoR fellowships for a maximum of three semesters and must go through the same application process as other students each time they apply. Additionally, fellows who are reapplying need to include in the project description a brief discussion of the EPSCoR-supported research they have done under past fellowships.
Applications undergo careful review by a panel of UW faculty members based on the following:
In addition to performing the research for the project, all Fellows are required to
Wyoming EPSCoR Undergraduate Fellowships are funded by Wyoming NFS EPSCoR through the National Science Foundation grant (EPS-0447681). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.