Are There Other Funding Opportunities?
There are many opportunities for Southern Miss undergraduate students to get involved
in research, creative or other scholarly activities, find funding for these activities,
or share their work on campus and beyond.
The Student Opportunity Center
Find the opportunity that is right for you at The Student Opportunity Center (SOC)!
- A database with over 11,000 on-campus, in-state, regional, and nation-wide undergraduate
student opportunities from the arts to the sciences
- conferences and competitions;
- journals for publication of undergraduate scholarly work;
- internship, co-op, and research programs;
- funding for undergraduate scholarly activities.
- Customize your searches based on area of interest, type, location, date and identify
- Access the SOC database with your USM email address and choose a password (your SOAR password is not automatically
The Council on Undergraduate Research
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national organization that supports undergraduate student research collaborations
with faculty mentors.
Join the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers, a database that helps match your interests with graduate programs that purchase
access to the database, if you have research experience and are looking for graduate
The CUR website also lists a variety of undergraduate student presentation and research
opportunities, among them the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
Nationally Competitive Programs at Southern Miss
The Southern Miss Center for Pathway Experiences
- The Center for Pathway Experiences promotes experiences for Southern Miss undergraduate students related to their post-graduation
- Log in to the Handshake application with your USM email and SOAR password to explore professional development
opportunities (internships, research experiences, etc.).
The McNair Scholars Program
- The McNair Scholars Program provides scholarships to graduate school-bound students from underrepresented backgrounds.
- McNair Scholars engage in mentored research and participate in valuable professional
- The application deadline is in early October.
Mississippi INBRE Scholars Program
- Mississippi INBRE offers paid summer programs for students interested in biomedical research, service
or outreach at one of the Mississippi partner universities.
- Students must be Mississippi residents and U.S. citizens.
- The application deadline is March 1 (5 p.m.).
Dale Center for the Study of War & Society
- The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society Awards at least one student grant of up to $1,000 for research or creative activity
that addresses historical and contemporary wars.
- The funds may be used for expenses related to research, creative or other professional
development activity, including travel to present the scholarly work at a conference,
performance venue, etc.
The Army ROTC program Provides ROTC Scholarships to eligible college students who intend to join and serve for at least four years
in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army National Reserve after graduation.
Students must be U.S. citizens and meet certain physical standards.