UO Opportunities in Design

The following opportunities are associated with the College of Design and includes art, architecture, design, planning, public policy, and management.

Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP)

Overview: The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) links the students of the University of Oregon with an Oregon city, county, special district, or partnership of governments for an entire academic year. Each year, a partner city receives assistance with their sustainability goals through the work of student classes across the University. In a typical year, 400+ students from 10-12 disciplines across 20-30 classes might work on 15-20 partner-directed projects, devoting 40,000+ hours of work to helping a local entity transition to a more sustainable future.

Website: Sustainable City Year Program 

Economic Development Administration Center

Overview: The mission of the University of Oregon (UO) Economic Development Administration Center is to link UO resources with communities for the purpose of enhancing regional sustainable economic development. The primary emphasis of our program is providing technical assistance to distressed communities throughout the state of Oregon. The focus of the program is creating sustainable local economies through capacity building, applied research, and partnerships. 

Website: Economic Development Administration Center

McNair Scholars Program

Overview: The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools. The program’s limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture.

Website: McNair Scholars Program 

CURE Student Summer Research Fellowships

Overview: $4,000 Student Summer Research Fellowships will be provided to five students each year.

Website: CURE Summer Research Fellowship 

CURE Student Emergency Funding

Overview: A maximum of four students each year can receive up to $500 in emergency funding for research for special circumstances.

Website: CURE Student Emergency Funding