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The purpose of OSCAR is to support faculty-mentored student research, scholarship, and creative activities. Students build their research and creative skills by working closely with faculty mentors across all disciplines, and our campus faculty recognizes the importance of involving students in research projects. The benefits of these types of research projects and creative activities for students are many, including preparation for graduate study, professional schools, job skills, and networking. We hope you will consider applying, and we are here to help if you have questions!

Grant application forms and information are on the left-hand menu bar.

UW-Stevens Point is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). As a CUR member, the Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR) at UW-Stevens Point follows CURs five strategic pillars:

  • Integrating and Building Undergraduate Research into Curriculum and Coursework—focusing on building curriculum that is both research-based and supports undergraduate research as an outcome of curriculum.
  • Assessment of the Impact of Undergraduate Research—examines the outcomes of undergraduate research on students, faculty, curriculum and institutions.
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research—offers undergraduate research to a wider audience of undergraduates, faculty, and institutions to increase the diversity of participants, particularly from underrepresented groups and institutions.
  • Innovation and Collaboration in Undergraduate Research—expanding undergraduate research opportunities beyond academic institutions to research collaborations with business and non-profit organizations as well as between higher education institutions.
  • Internationalization and Undergraduate Research—expanding the opportunities for research exchanges, research collaboration, and field research in international settings.

Approved by the Council on Undergraduate Research Executive Board – Aug. 25, 2014

Announcements & Deadlines

The OSCAR Program continues to be suspended at this time.

We are sorry for the disruption this will cause student research projects, and we are working on solutions for the future.