Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Awards

For Liberal Arts students conducting research projects or traveling to research conferences.

Scholarship Information:

  • Period: Competition is held at the beginning of each long semester
  • Amount of awards:  maximum $1,000
  • Deadline: See scholarship chart

Scholarship Restrictions:

  • For undergraduate students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts with at least one semester completed in the College.
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in residence, at time of application.
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.00
  • Degree holders will not be considered for this award.

Other Requirements:

  • A description of your research or research conference participation
  • One letter of recommendation from your advising UT faculty member
  • IRB approval as necessary (if awarded)
  • A thank you letter will be required, if awarded


  • When you apply online, the first step is filling out your profile; once complete, you will see the scholarships for which you are eligible.
  • If the application requires a letter of recommendation, the system will ask you for the e-mail address of the professor you are asking to write a letter of recommendation. The entire process is online, so please do not request a paper version of the letter.
  • Please keep in mind that all application materials, including the letter of recommendation, must be received by the deadline.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you must be enrolled full-time during period of award.
  • Please be sure you have read the information above before you apply online (UT EID login required).


Award winners will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee and announced by the end of the semester in which you apply.

Contact the Liberal Arts Scholarships office at for more information.