Give to the Office of Undergraduate Research (click on the Office of Undergraduate Research on the Honors giving page)
Your generosity provides momentum in turning challenges into incredible opportunities to transform the future of WVU students who seek to engage in undergraduate research or creative endeavors. Private giving provides unique opportunities to enhance the undergraduate experience for all WVU students.
The Office of Undergraduate Research connects undergraduate students, who have strong, committed interests in research or creative endeavors, to faculty members, programs, and related opportunities that are aligned with their interests and career goals. We work to institutionalize undergraduate research and creative endeavors as a key component of the educational experience.
Donations could be used to fund one or more of the following!
$25 - supports monetary prize for runner-up in one category at annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
$50 - supports monetary prize for winner in one category at annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
$60 - supports one student to present at the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
$100 and up - Competitive enrichment funding to support undergraduate research/creative work (e.g., supplies, training).
$190 - supports registration fee for one student to attend, present and represent WVU at NCUR.
$500 - Partial travel funding for one undergraduate student to present research/creative work at regional or national discipline specific conference.
$750 - sponsors one Faculty Award for Distinction in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research (used for support of students).
$1,000 - Partial travel funding for invited undergraduate to present research at the national Posters on the Hill event in D.C.
$1,200 - Stipend/salary to sponsor one undergraduate in 15 weeks of part-time academic year research.
$1,400 - Funding for charter bus to transport WVU students (30+) to annual URDC event.
$3,700 - Stipend to sponsor one undergraduate in 8-weeks of full-time, faculty summer research/creative work via SURE.
$6,000 - Funding to sponsor the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
$8,000 - Funding to sponsor the annual, statewide Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Charleston, WV.
If you have questions, about funding opportunities for the Office of Undergraduate Research, please contact Paula Martinelli at (304)293-0303 or Paula.Martinelli@mail.wvu.edu. Please peruse our 2018 and 2017 annual reports for more details about our activities.
In addition, we are always looking for WVU alumni who want to re-connect with undergraduates. Each summer, we invite alumni as speakers and career mentors for the students in our summer undergraduate research programs. If you are interested, send a note to the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Michelle Richards-Babb.