Application Information

How to Apply

Applications are now closed for the 2019 cycle

Information for recommenders

Students applying for OURS in your lab will contact you to submit a brief online recommendation. To ensure a successful experience, faculty hosting OURS students are expected to:

Deadlines for applications

We begin making offers of admission to OURS about the beginning of Spring term, and we continue to review applications until all slots are filled. Please note that space is very limited. If you do not hear from us, please feel free to email us.

Please note:
Deadlines on the SPUR website, referenced many times on this page, do not apply to OURS students. Because the OURS cohort is made up exclusively of UO students, application deadlines differ. Please refer only to the deadlines referenced specifically on this webpage.


All applicants should:

Special consideration is given to qualified students who are also members of a group under-represented in the sciences (e.g., low income and first generation, Native American, African American, Latino, or Pacific Islander).