UCARE applications sought for summer, 2020-21 terms

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UCARE applications sought for summer, 2020-21 terms

 From left to right, Kayla Vondracek, Jessica Corman and Matthew Chen take a look at an algae sample while standing in the Niobrara River. | Craig Chandler, University Communication
Kayla Vondracek (from left), Jessica Corman and Matthew Chen take a look at an algae sample while standing in the Niobrara River. The work was part of a UCARE experience for Vondracek.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research Experience program is accepting applications for summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21 funding.

Participants in the UCARE program receive a $2,400 research stipend and experience learning with a faculty adviser on a research or creative activity project. Summer 2020 applications are due Feb. 10 and academic year applications are due March 2. UCARE applications must be submitted through NuRamp.

Summer 2020 participants commit to 20 hours per week from June through August. Academic year recipients commit to 10 hours per week from September through April. All UCARE participants will present their research or creative activity at the Nebraska Summer Research Symposium in August 2020 or the Spring Research Fair in April 2021. Skill-building seminars on topics like graduate school preparation and professional presentation skills are offered throughout the summer and academic year to enhance the UCARE experience.

Students must confirm a project and faculty adviser before applying. Visit the UCARE website for full eligibility requirements and to learn more about identifying a faculty adviser or developing a research proposal.

Projects from all colleges and disciplines are highly encouraged. If unsure how to develop a UCARE project in your field, contact Justina Clark at jclark17@unl.edu to discuss research or creative interests.

Details about the UCARE program will be outlined during upcoming informational sessions. They are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 29, and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Both sessions will be held in the Nebraska Union (check digital signage for the room). Register online here.

Questions and requests for an appointment also can be emailed to UCARE or via MyPLAN with Justina Clark from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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