Other On-Campus Awards

Prestigious Scholarships: Goldwater, Truman, Udall and more

There are many national prestigious scholarships available for undergraduate work relating to research. These carry significant financial awards as well as ongoing prestige for your resume. Among these, The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship awards $7,500 for up to two years toward the pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Applicants should show a demonstrated interest in research within mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. Research demonstration is typically exemplified through prior participation in labs and/or presentations given. There are also highly prestigious international scholarships to consider for after graduation.

UC Davis has a prestigious scholarship advisor available to help you apply.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) promotes sustainable development by providing necessary monetary resources to the UC Davis community. As part of a higher education institution, TGIF will involve and educate students of all backgrounds by empowering them to develop, propose, and enact sustainable projects on campus.  Questions may be directed to the TGIF Grant Manager at TGIF@ucdavis.edu.  For more information visit  The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF).

Big Bang! Business Competition

Big Bang! is an annual business competition and workshop series geared towards helping students turn their ideas into business ventures. Grants are awarded to undergraduates who are participating. No formal business idea required! For more information visit: Big Bang! Business Competition.  Questions may be directed to Karen Harding-Davis, the Big Bang! Coordinator at kaharding@ucdavis.edu.

Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize

Awarded annually to a UC Davis woman student whose original creative project best demonstrates the bravery and independence of women. For more information visit the Women's Resources & Research Center Web site.

Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

The Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research recognizes undergraduate students whose research projects make extensive use of UC Davis Library resources, services and expertise and advance the students’ understanding of the academic research process.  First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded every year in these disciplines: arts, humanities & social sciences and science, engineering & math.  For more information see the Norma J. Lang Prize website.

The Suad Joseph Undergraduate Student Research Awards

The Suad Joseph Undergraduate Student Research Awards are open to all undergraduate students working on Middle East and/or South Asia topics and taking courses related to Middle East or South Asia.  Qualification can be met by doing a 92 or 192, 98 or 198, 99 or 199 or 194H with a professor on a ME/SA related topic-or by taking a course on the Middle East or South Asia or their diaspora.  Three to five awards of $500 each will be awarded. Deadline for applications: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. For more information visit the Suad Joseph Undergraduate Research Awards webpage.  Questions can be directed to: mesastaff@ucdavis.edu

Undergraduate Research Award in Sociology

Junior and Senior majors who complete a substantial piece of sociological research in the course of their studies are encouraged to submit their research to the department to be considered for the Annual Undergraduate Research Award in Sociology. The deadline for submission of papers is usually in early May and the decision is made by the Undergraduate Program Committee. For more information visit the Sociology website: http://sociology.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate-program/special-programs

Other Grant Opportunities

Visit the Web site for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs:  http://studentaffairs.ucdavis.edu/students/awards/index.html

Is your program here?

If you have a program that does not appear on this website and you would like to have it included, or if as a program representative you would like changes or additions made to this website, please contact Tammy Hoyer, Undergraduate Research Center.