Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund

about ASURF

Established in 2017, the Arts and Science Research Fund (ASURF) was implemented to foster a community amongst undergraduate scholars and promote a greater investment in undergraduate research. The Faculty of Arts and Science has pledged to match all of the funds raised by the $3.75 opt-out student fee. This meant that in the 2017-2018 academic year, $71,600 was awarded to 42 undergraduate student researchers.

Through this partnership between ASUS and the Faculty of Arts and Science, ASURF will assist in funding research projects at the undergraduate level and could also be used to support costs to a supervisor associated with the Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) program.

This fund is open to undergraduate research of all kinds and no project is too small or too large. This fund will support research in all ways from necessary materials for an experiment to travel expenses to poster printing fees — the goal is to make pursuing one’s passions in research accessible to all students.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Fall Term will open on October 1st. Any questions regarding the Arts and Science Research Fund should be directed to Sagal Sharma, ASUS President, at

Students must have paid the ASURF student fee to be eligible to apply.