Funding for Research and Other Research Opportunities
Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship Program, 2014
Each year, the university and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program offer a scholarship program for students interested in earning money in the summer doing serious work engaged in active learning. Full-time VCU Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors in all majors are welcome to apply.
Global Education Office (GEO) Undergraduate Research Fellowships
For the summer of 2014 the Global Education Office will fund three unique undergraduate fellowship awards for research projects, mentored by VCU faculty. Research proposals should show evidence of significant engagement with a culture originating from outside of the US that is different from the applicant’s native culture.
Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research
For the summer of 2014 the Division of Community Engagement and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) will fund three undergraduate community-engaged research fellowship awards for research projects mentored by VCU faculty and carried out in collaboration with a community partner.
Undergraduate Fellowship for Clinical and Translational Research
For the summer of 2014 the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research will fund one undergraduate research fellowship award for a clinical translational research project focused on human health and mentored by a VCU faculty member.
Read about some of the students and projects that have previously been awarded the UROP Summer Fellowship on our Welcome Page.
FUNDING FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
VCU Funded Opportunities
- UROP Summer Fellowship Application Instructions
- UROP Travel Grant Program
- Clinical and Translational Research Application Instructions
- Community Engaged and Translational Research Application Instructions
- GEO Undergraduate Research Fellowships Application Instructions
- HSURP Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- School of the Arts, Undergraduate Research Grants
- VCU Rice Center Summer Research Experience
- VCU Center on Health Disparities IMSD Program
VCU has several undergraduate research training programs that may provide monetary stipends for which you might be eligible.
SELECTED NATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Before applying for any of these awards, familiarize yourself with university procedures for responding to solicitations. Many of these opportunities must be submitted through the Office of Sponsored Programs. You should first speak with your mentor/advisor, fiscal administrator and Office of Sponsored Programs before submitting a grant application. The Associate/Assistant Dean for Research in your School/College can also be a resource for information.
Many VCU departments and programs have a process for students interested in securing an undergraduate research experience. Please review the following websites to determine what might meet your needs.
STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AT VCU
LFSC 301 Integrative Life Sciences Research: Three credit Course. Students will leave this course knowing enough about science and the process of science to feel confident in critically evaluating scientific information and/or embarking on their own process of discovery with a faculty mentor.
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities
VCU also has some special undergraduate research training programs for which you might be eligible.