LAWRENCE — This spring, 51 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide range of topics. “Each UGRA recipient has discovered a topic that inspires curiosity, creativity and dedication. In this way, UGRA recipients exemplify our desired outcome for all KU students,” said John Augusto, assistant vice provost. Students apply for the award by writing a four-page research proposal under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Applications are evaluated on the merit of the applicant's proposal, the applicant's academic record and a recommendation letter from the faculty mentor. The UGRA competition is coordinated by the Center for Undergraduate Research and funded by a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Office of Research, Undergraduate Studies and the Office of the Provost. Proposals for summer and fall 2015 UGRAs are due March 26. Interested students are encouraged to attend the upcoming information sessions and proposal workshops. Award recipients who gave permission to have their information released: full article.