Apply online at : http://www.research.vcu.edu/ugresources/bootcamp
Apply online at : http://www.research.vcu.edu/ugresources/bootcamp
In addition to our 2018 VCU Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Research, we are happy to announce new Fellowship opportunities available in the area of community-engaged research. Deadline for proposals is March 10, 2018. Feel free to direct any questions to Herb Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged Research
The Division of Community Engagement a will fund undergraduate community-engaged research fellowship awards for research projects mentored by VCU faculty and carried out in collaboration with a community partner. Proposals for this fellowship should include a community-engaged research project that creates and disseminates knowledge or creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor. For details and to apply visit: https://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/ce_cctr_fellowship.htm
More research Fellowships:
Global Education Undergraduate Research Fellowships
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. Successful proposals should exhibit how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate successfully functioning across a variety of borders, such as national, linguistic, cultural, religious, and/or others. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor. For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/geo_fellowship.htm
Undergraduate Fellowships for Clinical and Translational Research
The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research will fund two undergraduate research fellowship awards for a clinical translational research project focused on human health and mentored by a VCU faculty member. A clinical translational research project is one that aims to translate scientific discoveries into improved human health and wellness. Successful proposals must discuss how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience while simultaneously attempting to advance human health through clinical research. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor. For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/cctr_urop_fellowship.htm
The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence will fund undergraduate research fellowship awards for a faculty-mentored research project focused on “diversity” as it relates to ideas, cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Successful proposals must discuss how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience related to the social, economic, political and historical significance of particular differences. This project may investigate diversity through the lens of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, disabilities and/or international issues. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor. For details and to apply : http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/ie_fellowship.htm
VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowships
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will fund a limited number of undergraduate student fellowship awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a cash stipend of $1,500 and $500 for the faculty mentor. Applicants must submit an online application no later than March 10th, 2018 for review. For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/fellowship-instructions.htm
The VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will be hosting a number of research poster workshops over the coming weeks to help prepare students to present their research at campus and national research conferences and symposia.
The workshops are scheduled for the following dates/times:
February 26th Hibbs Hall room 327 at 2pm
March 12th Hibbs Hall room 327 at 2pm
March March 19th Hibbs Hall room 327 at 2pm
March 26th Hibbs Hall room 327 at 2pm
April 2nd Hibbs Hall room 327 at 2pm
April 16th Hibbs Hall room 327 at 2pm
If students are unable to attend any of the posted workshops, they are welcome to email email@example.com to set up an individual appointment to discuss research poster creation.
Just a reminder: abstracts for the VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity are due March 22nd. Abstracts should be submitted at: http://go.vcu.edu/uroppostersubmit
Apply online at: https://artes.som.vcu.edu
The VCU School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the creation of a pilot undergraduate research internship program for summer 2018. The major objectives of this program are: 1) to increase the pool of exceptional individuals seeking to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical sciences or biomedical sciences; and 2) to expose undergraduate students to pharmaceutical research. All interns participate in a ten-week summer research program under the supervision of a diverse multidisciplinary group of our outstanding scientific scholars. Our faculty’s areas of expertise include population research, clinical research, and basic research (see following page). This internship program includes a strong educational component to expose interns to the depth and breadth of research and career opportunities available in the pharmaceutical sciences. Each intern is assigned to a graduate faculty member who will serve as a mentor for the duration of the program. The mentors are available to advise the interns throughout college and after graduation.
Summer interns will conduct research under the guidance of graduate faculty in the following areas:
1) Department of Medicinal Chemistry (https://pharmacy.vcu.edu/medchem/) Allosteric drug interactions Anti-cancer and anti-HIV drug development Anticoagulants and enzyme mechanism Behavioral effects of drugs Bioinformatics Centrally-active drugs Chemical biology Drug discovery Drugs of abuse Molecular modeling and drug design Natural product synthesis Next generation antibiotics QSAR technology development RNA-drug interactions Structural biology X-ray crystallography
2) Department of Pharmaceutics (https://pharmacy.vcu.edu/pharmaceutics/) Aerosol drug delivery Biopharmaceutical analysis Drug Transporters Nanomedicine Ocular drug delivery Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics Proteomics
3) Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcome Science (https://pharmacy.vcu.edu/dpos/) Health economics and outcomes research Social and administrative constructs of pharmacy practice Pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial usage Cardiology (heart failure, inflammation, drug development) Thrombosis and haemostasis (hemophilia, coagulopathy, drug development) Women’s health / endocrinology Personalized medicine (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics) Neurocritical care (TBI, stroke) Geriatric Pharmacotherapy HIV clinical pharmacology Clinical trials Scholarship of teaching and learning Pharmacy practice innovation
Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and part of VCU Student Research Weeks, the annual VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is an opportunity for students to present their research endeavors and creative scholarship to their academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members, and friends and family. All undergrads from every discipline are encouraged to present and attend. Presentations may be for completed research projects, completed papers, or research in progress.
Projects involving creative work such as prose or poetry, performances, and artwork will be considered for acceptance if they are part of a scholarly project undertaken by the student. We are currently accepting poster abstracts up until the deadline of March 22nd, 2018. All abstracts should be submitted to http://go.vcu.edu/uroppostersubmit Please note, we will divide the symposium into two sessions this year. Session 1: 10:30am-12pm Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm. We will hold remarks at 12:30pm. Upon submission of their abstracts, students will be asked to choose only one session during which they will be available to present their poster.
After students are notified of their acceptance, we will accept electronic file submission of their posters. Note: We hold poster workshops Jan. – Mar. and we are able to print research posters free of cost to our students! A schedule for upcoming poster workshops will be posted on the UROP Blog next week.
Abstracts should include: Name/Major of student, Name/Dept. of Faculty Mentor, Title of research Project, Brief description of research project. All inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Weeks will take place throughout the month of April, and the symposium will take place on Wednesday April 25th, 2018.
Are you planning an internship, research experience or study abroad trip for 2018? Or do you have an interest in attending a professional conference or have an idea for a social entrepreneurship project?
The Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund grants academically promising students of diverse areas of study and backgrounds with financial support to pursue internships, conferences, research, domestic or study abroad, and/or social entrepreneurship opportunities. Awards between $1,000-$5,000 will support the above experiential learning activities.
Funds may be requested for, but are not limited to:
Accepting applications through March 2, 2018
Eligibility: Applicants must be full time undergraduate rising juniors or seniors, in good academic standing, and be primary majors in the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Applications outlining experiences with total costs above $5,000 will be considered but only awarded at a maximum of $5,000 per request.
Application requirements include:
The College is the intellectual heart of VCU. Our educational and research environment addresses an array of technological, health-related, and societal problems, as well as providing profound insights and reflections of what it means to be human and humane. Experiential learning is an integral part of the education of our students and a key part of our mission. This exciting opportunity made possible by David and Michelle Baldacci provides funding to support all forms of experiential learning, allowing students to learn through reflection and doing, while also promoting an entrepreneurial spirit to create the tools and means to bring positive sustainable results to our community and society.
Questions? Contact Caitlin Hanbury, Stewardship Manager, at email@example.com.
The Deb Labs are currently seeking undergraduate assistants to assist with their research endeavors. There are opportunities for independent study, work-study research positions, and potentially part-time employment for Fall semester and beyond.
Interested students should email a resume with work, lab experience and current GPA to post-doctoral fellow, Catherine Vaughan at (firstname.lastname@example.org). An attached, current class schedule would also be helpful.
A brief summary of research areas is included below. More information is available at the Deb Labs link above.
The major research interest of our laboratory is to understand the molecular biology of cellular proliferation and its control and how that get altered in cancer. In this regard we are currently focusing on understanding the molecular biology of the human tumor suppressor p53 and how mutations in p53 lead to cancer. The following are short descriptions of a current funded grant and a planned program project grant that our laboratory will lead.
Expression of p53 mutants in human cells results in deregulation of pathways controlled by the transcription factor NF-kB2 This may be critically important for chemosensitivity and other aspects of tumor progression .
Dr. Jason Chow in the VCU School of Education is currently seeking undergraduates to serve as research assistants in the Cognition and Learning Lab.
Successful applicants would ideally want to pursue careers that involve research or value research experiences (e.g., grad school applicants). The mentor welcomes underclassmen and students with no previous experience, with the consideration that research assistants are able to stay on and be a part of the team for additional semesters.
Students would be assisting in research activities in the Cognition and Learning Lab in the VCU School of Education, and working on projects that focus on language, math, education, teaching, and related areas. Time commitment would be ~9 hours per week, but schedules are flexible.
Specific activities include (depending on transportation, etc): delivering assessments, entering and coding data, screening and coding research articles, transcription, participating in research meetings.
If you are interested in this position, email Dr. Jason Chow at email@example.com. Be sure to include your major, current academic year (i.e. fresh, soph, etc.), future plans after graduation, why you are interested in Dr. Chow’s research, and anything else that is awesome about you!