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Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant Program

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Fall 2016

The goal of the UL Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant program is two-fold: to insure that the undergraduate students at the university benefit from the university’s growing R&D program, and to improve student outcomes by facilitating undergraduate research. It is believed that students who participate in directed undergraduate research will perform well in their majors and be more prepared for their future careers.  Accordingly, the University has set aside $40K to be awarded as 20 undergraduate research mini-grants of $2000 each.  The university’s Undergraduate Research Council, with appointed members from each college, administers this mini-grant program. 

Request for Proposals (RFP) and Program Guidelines

Proposals are now being requested for the 2016 – 2017 school year, with an ending date of 31 July 2017.  Please click the link below to read the RFP and guidelines.  Submissions that do not comply with the RFP will not be considered for funding.


Online Proposal Submission Form

Proposals will be submitted using the online submission form below.  All proposals must be submitted and approvals received by 11 November 2016.  Once the online form is submitted, the PI will receive an email containing a copy of the full proposal.  A copy will also automatically be sent to your Dean and Department Head, with a request that they reply to either approve or disapprove.


Review Process

The applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Undergraduate Research Council.  The rubric below will be used for scoring the proposals based on merit.  In making the final awards, the first priority in the review process will be given to the merit score from the rubric.  A secondary priority will be to insure that each college has at least one funded project.  Reviews will be completed and PI’s notified of acceptance by early December 2016.



UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser


Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.