Funding for Research and Other Research Opportunities
Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship Program, 2013
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.
Read about some of the students and projects that have previously been awarded the UROP Summer Fellowship on our Welcome Page.
For tips on finding a faculty mentor, see PREPARING YOURSELF FOR UNDERGRADUTE RESEARCH. Also, check the UROP Blog for regularly offered workshops on contacting potential research mentors.
FUNDING FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
VCU Funded Opportunities
VCU has several undergraduate research training programs that may provide monetary stipends for which you might be eligible.
SELECTED NATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships through ORAU and ORISE.
Click here for a compilation of selected opportunities that fund undergraduate students.
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.
Honors College Student Research Programs
The VCU Honors College offers a Comprehensive Guide to Research Opportunities for Honors College Students.
STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AT VCU
Research Opportunities through VCU Spit4Science
Undergraduate Biomedical Research at VCU: Program Descriptions and Potential Faculty Mentors on the MCV Campus
VCU Department of Physiology: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
BIO 361: Topics in Biomedical Research: One-credit Course Introducing Students to Subjects and Faculty Members
VCU Department of Biology: Information About Independent Study and Undergrad Research in Biology at VCU
VCU Department of Chemistry: Opportunities for Chemistry Majors
VCU Engineering: Multiple Opportunities in Various Departments and Centers
Chemical and Life Science Engineering: Undergraduate Course, Variable Credit, Undergrad Research with a Faculty Member
VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation
VCU Department of Psychology: Undergraduate Research
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities
VCU also has some special undergraduate research training programs for which you might be eligible.