The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program at UNL is a paid opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty research mentor in fields ranging from arts, education, engineering, and humanities to traditional sciences like chemistry, biology, and physics. Through UCARE, you'll work alongside world-class UNL faculty members conducting cutting-edge research that will shape the future of Nebraska and beyond.

Funded in part by gifts from the Pepsi Quasi Endowment and Union Bank & Trust, UCARE supports UNL undergraduates to work one-on-one with faculty research advisors in research or creative activities. The UCARE program solicits applications from eligible undergraduates for either academic year or summer awards. Awards are competitively reviewed and funded each year and are not automatically renewed.

Students who have already received a UCARE award must re-apply for funding by completing a full application, including a research abstract.


Student Researcher Resources

UCARE: Meet Brian

Student Research Success

Elizabeth Schousek

Student Research Success
  • Plant Biology Major '22 Dr. Wayne Riekhof, School of Biological Sciences

Zack Wahab-Cheek

Student Research Success
  • Music & Economics Majors '22 Dr. Peter Lefferts, Glenn Korff School of Music

Career Service Hours

M 8am-5pm
T 8am-5pm
W 8am-5pm
TH 8am-5pm
F 8am-5pm