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Support for Faculty & Mentors


Weber State University holds an institutional membership with the Council on Undergraduate Research. Institutional membership is designed to assist universities with their continued development and support of undergraduate research. Membership not only offers opportunities for faculty professional development and institutional enhancement but also provides direct institutional support for CUR's government relations efforts. Benefits include access to CUR's Newswise Subscription, discounted registrations, and Posters on the Hill eligibility for students. Please visit CUR for more information.


Virtual Resources

The Office of Undergraduate Research is ready to help with faculty research needs.  An Online Research Database can be found at the bottom of this page.  Please contact us at for assistance.

U.S. Census Information - use this link to search the U.S. Census data.

Kaggle - use this link to search Kaggle Datasets.  Kaggle provides access to thousnads of datasets and public notebooks for analysis.

PubMed - National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine lists over 20 million citations for bio-medical research.

Faculty Travel Grants

Travel Grants fund travel-related expenses, such as hotel, registration fees, and transportation.

  • Faculty Travel Limit - $1000 limit
  • For mileage reimbursement, the cost of driving must be equal to or less than the cost of flying
  • No rental car requests allowed
  • No per diem requests allowed
  • No fuel expenses allowed
  • All WSU travel must be purchased on a WSU purchasing Card (p-card).
  • Retroactive expenses will NOT be funded.

Faculty Travel Grant Application

The Office of Undergraduate Research operates a large format printer to facilitate conference and course-based research poster printing. As part of our support for dissemination of research, this service is available to students and faculty at no cost. The maximum size for free printing is
42" x 36"

Engage in Research Virtually

The Office of Undergraduate Research has collected several articles with strategies and tools for mentoring and presenting undergraduate research through an online environment.  Please email to request a pdf of any of the following articles:

  • Bennett, Jacqueline, and Harry E. Pence. 2011. "Managing Laboratory Data Using Cloud Computing as an Organizational Tool." Journal of Chemical Education 88 (6): 761-63. The authors examine how cloud-based applications like Google Drive can be used to manage project components and research results.
  • Faulconer, Emily K., and Amy B. Gruss. 2019. "Undergraduate Research for Online Students."  Quartlerly Review of Distance Education 20 (3): 45-47. This brief piece summaries benefits and barriers to undergraduate research and poses questions for future research; those questions could guide reflection on moving mentored undergraduate research online.
  • Fischer-Faw, Victoria, and Wesley Rose. 2013. "Adventures in Long-distrance Research Mentoring in Music." Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring 2(2). The authors describe their experience with mentored undergraduate research when neither mentor nor undergraduate researcher were on campus. Although their adaptations were necessitated by a sabbatical and a semester-long study abroad experience, their reflections and recommendations are revelant to other contexts for long-distance mentoring.
  • Kalel, Christina Renee, Jessala A Grijalva, and Brandy Allison Brown. 2017.  "Immersed in Mentoring: A Case Study of Developmental Networks in an Online Research Lab." Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring 6(1). This case study from University of Arizona South explores the formation of developmental networks via online mentoring and examines differences between face-to-face and online mentoring.
  • Kassens, Alice, and Sara Caudle, Tyler Rinko, and Justin Tuma. 2012. "Do as I Say and as I Do: An Adaptation of McElroy's Mentor Demonstration Model for Multiple Independent Study Projects." Perspectives on Undergraduate Reserach and Mentoring 2(1). The authors describe a group meeting model for mentoring multiple undergraduate researchers working on independent projects through similar stages in the research process. The group meeting topics could be adapted for online, group research meetings among mentors and their undergraduate researchers.
  • Oppenheim, Willy, and Alex Knott. 2018. "Digital Mentorship, Global Service-Learning, and Critically-Engaged Undergraduate Research: Case Studies from Omprakash EdGE." Perspectives on Undergraduate Reserach and Mentoring 7(1). The authors use case studies to explore pedagogical aspects of mentoring undergraduate research from a distance.
  • Pollock, Meagen, and Laura Guertin. 2013. "Online Guide Encourages Undergraduate Research Using Social Media." CUR Quarterly 34, no.2:14. This brief CUR Sidebar article describes using VoiceThread for online poster sessions and links to CUR Geoscience's public resources on using online tools to support undergraduate research.
  • Sengupta, Jayanta. 2017. "Reseraching History in Cyberspace: Scouring through the South Asia Archive." South Asian History & Culture 8 (3): 365-75. This article examines the benefits and limitations of using online resource repositories for research. Although focused on history, the article could inform selection and assessment of online repositories in other disciplines.
  • Tomaszewski Robert. 2016. "The Concept of the Imploded Boolean Search: A Case Study with Undergraduate Chemistry Students." Journal of Chemical Education 93 (3): 527-33. The author describes an information literacy strategy for chemistry students. The strategy could be adapted for other fields and used by undergraduate researchers conducting literature reviews.
  • van Scoyoc, Anna M., and Caroline Cason. 2006. "The Electronic Academic Library: Undergraduate Research Behavior in Library Without Books." Portal: Libraryies & the Academy 6 (1): 47-58. The authors examine undergraduate students research habits in an online/electronic library context.