UROP Summer Fellow Makes the News

Learning the Research Ropes


If it wasn’t clear before her summer research fellowship, undergraduate biology major Jacqueline DeLoyht now knows for certain the career path she plans to follow.

Last summer, DeLoyht spent anywhere from 30 to 40 hours per week in the lab of Jeffrey Dupree, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the VCU School of Medicine and DeLoyht’s faculty mentor, investigating the intricate molecular make-up of the central nervous system.

Check out the rest of this story on one of UROP’s Summer Fellows at VCU News:


Also, a reminder that the deadline for 2011 Summer Fellowships is February 1st!!  Full application instructions can be found here:


Summer Research Opportunities with NASA


Apply today to one of NASA’s summer research opportunities!

NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars


We are very excited about our collaboration with NASA on a great new initiative!  Students may apply now to one of NASA’s summer research opportunities on or before March 1, 2011.Through the agency’s new Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars (SOLAR) System (http://intern.nasa.gov), undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields can search and apply to a variety of NASA opportunities.

Visit the SOLAR Launchpad at http://intern.nasa.gov. Through this website, students can register, complete one application, and apply to up to 15 specific research opportunities.  We encourage qualified students to begin their application today! A completed application must include the following:

·         General Information

·         Education and Work Experience

·         (1) Resume

·         (1) Transcript

·         (1) Letter of Recommendation (Students should allow enough time to request the Letter of Recommendation, and to have it submitted by the Recommender by March 1st. An application is not complete until the Letter of Recommendation is received by the system.)

As a NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) recruitment specialist, UNCF Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) has the important and privileged role of informing, mentoring and preparing interested students to take advantage of the valuable education and career advancement opportunities being offered by NASA. If you have questions or need assistance with completing your application, please call us at 1-800-231-9155 or email: nasaossi.uncfsp.org for assistance.


For more information, please contact: UNCFSP/ NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, Phone: 1-800-231-9155, Email: nasaossi.uncfsp.org


UNCFSP/ NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative

Phone: 1-800-231-9155

Email: nasaossi.uncfsp.org



UROP Poster Workshop Session Thursday – January 20th

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The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program will be holding a poster workshop session on Thursday, January 20th in Hibbs Hall B-28 at 12pm.  The workshop will focus on the significance of a poster as a vehicle for research presentation while covering some of the technical aspects of poster creation from design to printing.

Completion of the workshop will assist in preparing undergrads to present their work, whether for the Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity taking place on campus April 20, 2011, or for any other national conferences related to undergraduate research.

In order to participate in the workshop, students must first register with Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu to ensure sufficient space.  If you would like to workshop your poster, but are unable to attend any of the announced sessions, please contact Herb Hill to schedule an alternate meeting time.



2011 Summer Research Fellowship Deadline is February 1st 2011!

VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

2011 Summer Fellowship


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We are pleased to once again offer this wonderful opportunity for faculty and students to partner together on a funded research project of their choice. The fellowship is designed to offer outstanding undergraduates the chance to make substantial and significant progress on a formal, structured research endeavor over the summer in collaboration with a faculty mentor.

The deadline for submission of 2011 Summer Research Fellowship proposal applications is fast approaching on February 1st, 2011. Please note that our submission process has changed from last year. Students should hand in a hard copy and e-copy of their proposal application to the dean’s office of their respective major. Full application instructions may be found here:


Also, student applicants must complete and submit the following questionnaire before their application will be considered for review: