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Undergraduate Research Scholar Program

The Undergraduate Research Scholar Program (URSP) seeks to promote scholarly undergraduate research, support inter-institutional mentoring, and increase the number of successful admissions to graduate school for students attending a small, four-year liberal arts college. The URSP supports a team that includes one junior undergraduate, a Saint Anselm faculty mentor, and an external graduate level mentor.

Each URSP student will be paid as a research assistant for the work they complete with their graduate level faculty mentor during the summer before their senior year ($3,500 for eight weeks).


The URSP was established with funding from the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) in 1999. The fund was subsequently sponsored by George Langlois, Ph.D. Current funding is from Saint Anselm College's action item program.

Frequently Asked Questions

We address some of the most frequently asked questions in this PDF file - URSP FAQs (PDF/85KB)

Contact Information

Lori H. LaPlante, Ph.D.
Project Director, URSP
Department of Biology
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7163

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