USP Sponsored Programs and Awards

USP offers internal programs to help you launch your reserach career as an undergraduate.  Click on the programs for detailed instructions on how to apply and learn more information.  All of these programs applications will show up on the USP submittable application portle when avaialbe.  

USP Research Awards

Funding to conduct undergraduate research or creative projects.  Acacedmic year and semester awards are avaialbe.


USP Travel & Conference Awards

Non-competitve funding to present project at academic or professional conferences 


First Year Research Experience

Designed to connect first year & second year students with hands-on research experiences

USP Application Portal


MSU Partners and External Programs

On campus you will find multiple programs opened up to undergraduate researchers and beyond.  Below are some programs with whom we regualry work.  If you want more information feel free to reach out to the USP office.



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Other Funding Opportunities

USP facilitates and co-facilitates funding opportunities for a number of special programs each year, ranging from the National Conference on Undergraduate Research to Smithsonian Internships. Check out current opportunities on our Special Programs Page!


Details for Finding Mentors and Research Opportunites

Tips and Ideas for finding research opportunities

Overview of USP Programs & Award Deadlines

Fall and Academic Year Program Applications September 
MSU Winter Research Celebration Early December (abstract dues a month before)
Spring  Program Applications December
NCUR Travel Early April
MSU Spring Research Celebration Late April (abstracts due a month before)
Summer Program Applications January-February