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Undergraduate Research Center

URECA Overview

Did you know that you can get paid to do research or work on a creative project while gaining valuable experience in a high impact practice? The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs administers University funds to directly support mentored undergraduate research through Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity (URECA) grants. Awards range from $500 for beginners to $3,000 for experienced MTSU student researchers.

What is URECA?

Learn about the URECA opportunity and see what MTSU students say about the program.

URECA Recipient Database

See what URECA students are doing, view faculty mentors, and get inspired!

Types of URECA

Overview of the different award types!

Getting Ready…

Before you begin, learn more about program specifics and review FAQs.

Faculty Mentors

Peruse faculty mentors and get guidance on obtaining a mentor.

Application Guidelines

Find application guidelines and resources here!

Apply Here

Visit the URECA application portal, InfoReady, to view URECA announcements, deadlines, and applications.

URECA Recipient Resources

Congrats, you were awarded! Now learn more about the next steps, expectations, getting paid, and travel details.

Need Help?

Whether you need peer support or have questions for program administrators, we are here!

Thursday, September 5th, 4:30pm

Learn more about URECA

Contact us

Jamie Burriss, Ph.D., Director
(615) 494-7669

Casey Penston, Coordinator
(615) 809-4588

Learn more about the URC