Call for Abstracts! VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity!

Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and part of VCU Research Week, the annual Undergraduate Poster Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for students to present their research endeavors 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 10th, 2012.  All abstracts should be submitted to

After students are notified of their acceptance, we will accept electronic file submission of their posters until the deadline of April 1st.   Note: We hold poster workshops Dec. – Mar. and we are now able to print research posters free of cost to our students!

Abstracts should include: Name/Major of student, Name/Dept. of Faculty Mentor, Title of research Project, Brief description of research project.  All inquiries to

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VCU School of World Studies Student Research Conference this Friday!


The School of World Studies will host their Student Research Conference this Friday,  November 18th, inviting undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to deliver fifteen-minute presentations on any topic related to anthropology, world cultures and languages, or religious studies.  Proposals may be for completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions.  Faculty members from many VCU disciplines serve as chairs for the panels.  This day-long event is open to the public, family, and friends. It will take place in the Richmond Salons of the VCU Student Commons.

There is no cost or registration fee to attend or
to present research at the conference.

Interested students or faculty can find current information on this year’s conference at the links below, or by contacting the School of World Studies at 804-827-1111.

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UROP Summer Fellowship for Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Announcing the VCU 2012 Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship.  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.  

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and we actively foster interdisciplinary collaboration through our program.

Application Deadline is February 1st, 2012.

Full application instructions can be found on our website here:

Profiles of former UROP Summer Fellows can be viewed here:

Please direct any questions to Herb Hill at or 804-828-4450.

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Student Research Opportunity with the Office of Naval Research

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Submission Date:
The last date to submit an application will be Jan. 6, 2012. References and transcripts are due on Jan. 6, 2012 by 5:30 p.m. EDT.


Program Description

This ten-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory.

Eligibility Requirement

U.S. citizen (Permanent Resident Alien status considered at some labs)

Junior, senior or graduate students: Students who are sophomores may apply if they reach junior status by June 2010 (i.e., can participate between their sophomore and junior year)

Enrolled at a participating university (a list may be found at

All majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories (lab descriptions may be found at


Stipends will be paid monthly, May through August. The amounts specified represent the total stipend allowance for the 10-week period as follows: $5,250 for sophomores; $7,880 for juniors and seniors. Graduate students will receive $10,500.


NREIP interns will be selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendation, and career and research interests.


ONR Program Manager: Deborah Furey, Ph.D.
Point of contact: Paula Barden
Phone: 703-696-4111

For more information please visit: