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Funding Your Connecting Experience

BDP Connecting Experience Scholarship

We have scholarships available to support you during your Connecting Experience. Complete the scholarship application (PDF) and turn in to FAC 338 by the Connecting Experience proposal deadline.

Include as much information as possible in your application. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and both financial need and merit will be considered.

UT Funding Resources

There are many opportunities for funding and recognition at UT. A number of links are listed below. Consult your college, department, and faculty mentor for other possibilities.

BDP Opportunities Blog
We frequently list scholarships, along with possible Connecting Experience opportunities, on our blog.

College of Liberal Arts Research Scholarships
Many are scholarships listed are open to undergraduate students conducting research under the supervision of a faculty member.

College of Natural Sciences Research Fellowships
The College of Natural Sciences funds and/or administers a number of fellowships for students doing research. Many outside sources of funding for students engaged in research are also listed.

School of Undergraduate Studies Exploration Grant
These are competitive grants awarded to students seeking funds to promote academic and career exploration. Grants can be requested in any amount up to $2,000.

Senate of College Councils Undergraduate Research Grant
This $1,000 award seeks to encourage students to get involved in research early in their undergraduate experience. Eligible applicants include students assisting a faculty member on that faculty member’s research project and students conducting independent research.

Study Abroad Office Scholarships
The Study Abroad Office offers a thorough list of funding opportunities to students seeking to study or conduct research abroad.

University Co-operative Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Undergraduate Research Fellowships provide support (up to $1,000) for specific scholarly investigative projects conducted by University of Texas at Austin undergraduates. These fellowships are intended to cover costs associated with academic research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a University faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time Research Scientist or Engineer.