UCARE Policy Highlights for 2013-2014

Stipend Distribution

UCARE scholars do not need to turn in timesheets. Research stipends will be distributed on a biweekly (every other week) basis, beginning October 3 and ending May 15. Your stipend will be direct deposited into your bank account.

Research Responsibilities

  • UCARE scholars are expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week on research and/or creative activity. This does not include weeks when classes are not in session.
  • All UCARE scholars must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training via Blackboard. Training becomes available September 24 and must be completed by November 15.
  • It is the UCARE scholar’s responsibility to maintain contact with their faculty mentor throughout the duration of the award.
  • UCARE program staff will check in with each faculty mentor on a monthly basis to ensure UCARE scholars are meeting research expectations and making adequate progress. Failure to make progress on your project may result in dismissal from the UCARE program and an end to the research stipend.
  • Plan to attend at least two professional development events over the course of the academic year. View our calendar of events below.
  • UCARE scholars will present their research in a poster session at the Undergraduate Research Conference on April 16 or the Nebraska Summer Research Symposium in early August.

Calendar of Events

September 11 Using RefWorks and Other Bibliographic Services
UNL Libraries, 11:00 AM, Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room 212
September 23 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training becomes available
September 24-26 Fall Career Fairs
Career Services
October 8 Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo Application Deadline
Purdue University
October 28 Summer Research Programs
Graduate Studies, 5:00 PM, Nebraska Union
November 7 GRE Preparation Workshop
Kaplan, 6:00 PM, Nebraska Union
November 15 RCR training must be complete
December 5 Understanding Graduate School Funding
Graduate Studies, 4:00 PM, Nebraska Union
January 22 Panel: Life as a Graduate Student
Graduate Studies, 5:00 PM, Nebraska Union
January 30 UCARE Summer 2014 application Deadline
Early February Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) application due
Week of Feb 10 The Mentor/Mentee Relationship
Graduate Studies
March 20 UCARE 2014-2015 application Deadline
March 13 Creating a Research Poster
UNL Libraries, 11:30 AM, UNL Library Classroom
Early April Notification of UCARE awards for 2014-15
April 16 Undergraduate Research Conference


Contact the UCARE office at ucare@unl.edu.