Skip navigation

Undergraduate Research

Does DCUR Fund My Research?

DCUR administers several programs that provide financial support for Southern Miss undergraduate students.

The Eagle SPUR Program

Samantha Papp (Special Education), Eagle Wings grant recipient, presenting her research poster at The 22nd International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity 2019.(supported by generous contributions from Mr. Drapeau and from the Southern Miss Vice President for Research)

  • Supports undergraduate student research and creative activity with grants of up to $1,000 for one- or two-semester projects and a travel supplement (if applicable) of up to $500.
  • Funds may be used for travel (e.g. to present at a conference, perform at a show, visit an archive, etc.), equipment, supplies, a stipend that allows you to devote time to your research project, etc.
  • Application deadlines:
    • September 1: Application portal opens for fall competition
    • February 1: Application portal opens for spring competition
    • October 15 for spring and summer projects
    • March 15 for summer and fall projects


The Drapeau Summer Research Grant Program

(made possible by generous contributions from Mr. Drapeau)

  • Supports undergraduate students’ full-time research or creative activity during the summer (at least eight weeks) at Southern Miss.
  • Awardees receive a $4,000 summer stipend and may request up to $1,000 additional funding to support their project.
  • Typically, one or two summer grants per year are awarded, depending on available funds.
  • Application deadline: March 15. Application portal opens February 1. 


The NCUR Travel Support Program

(supported by generous contributions from the Southern Miss Vice President for Research)


View the Disbursement Procedures for DCUR Grants

Find other funding opportunities


Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst for all questions about DCUR

Ms.%20Jo%20Ann%20Johnson for questions related to DCUR grant processes

The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
118 College Dr. #5162
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001



Undergraduate Symposium Logo

Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.

Contact Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Ellen%20Weinauer for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.

Contact Professor%20Brianna%20Jahn-Malinowski or Professor%20Allen%20Chen for questions related to the Arts Showcase.