NSF Supported Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemical Science

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Centers for Chemical Innovation

The National Science Foundation supported Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) are accepting applications for their summer undergraduate research programs.

Chemical research opportunities are available in a broad range of chemical science areas at institutions and laboratories throughout the country that are part of the CCI networks. Each CCI has a separate summer undergraduate research application, which is available on the Centers’ individual websites.

CCI Summer Undergraduate Research Program Information & Applications:

Students from underrepresented groups in chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply.

2016 Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Research at VCU!

It is time again to announce our funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the summer of 2016!  In addition to the UROP Fellowship we are again pleased to offer fellowships funded by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Division of Community Engagement, the Global Education Office, and the Division for Inclusive Excellence!  As always, many thanks to these units for their support!  Below you will find a brief description for each fellowship opportunity with a link to the full description.  Deadline for proposals is March 1st, 2016.  Feel free to direct any questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

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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

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Undergraduate Fellowships for Clinical and Translational Research

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. 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

DCEUndergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research

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. 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. At least one of these fellowships will be awarded to a project that focuses on the advancement of human health.  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/ce_cctr_fellowship.htm

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Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence

The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence will fund one undergraduate research fellowship award 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

 

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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 1st, 2016 for review.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/fellowship-instructions.htm

Spit for Science Research Symposium is Dec. 3 at 4pm!

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The Spit for Science Undergraduate Research Team will present preliminary results from the study on Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 4-5pm in the Forum Room of the University Student Commons. Projects include perception of peer alcohol use and drinking outcomes, assessing risk for anxiety and depression, residential life and mental health, and benefits of pet ownership after trauma exposure. Join us to learn about the project, meet the undergraduate research team, and receive a free t-shirt and pizza! For more information, please see spit4science.vcu.edu or email spit4science@vcu.edu.

About the project: The goal of Spit for Science: the VCU Student Survey (www.spit4science.vcu.edu) is to understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population.  The project, launched in the fall of 2011, followed the 2011 VCU freshman class across is its college years, and will follow new VCU freshman classes over the next few years.