Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2017 Issue No.10
November 22, 2017

Call for Applications for STEM Enrichment Facilitators (Pod Leaders)

University of San Diego (USD) invites you to apply to join our STEMWoW team to mentor students and ignite their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

An applicant must satisfy the following to be considered:
  • Be a current student in college or graduate school or a recent (within 8 years) graduate.
  • Have or be currently working on a STEM-based major or minor, be involved in STEM teaching or demonstrate STEM knowledge or expertise.
  • Have experience or demonstrated interest in working with youth from diverse social, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Have demonstrated interest in supporting the academic and/or social development of K-12 students.
Off Campus Research Conferences 

32nd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
University of Central Oklahoma - April 4-7, 2018
  • Application Closes: Tuesday December 5th, 2017
Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research ( WCBSUR ) Conference  
Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA - April 2018

Sixteenth International Conference on
New Directions in the Humanities 
2018  Special Focus: "Reconsidering Freedom"
University of Pennsylvania, PA - July 5-7, 2018
Off Campus Research Opportunities

Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program and Community College Internship (CCI), which provides 10 or 16 week paid  internships to undergraduate students to work at a national lab

Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Department of Energy's Science Community College Internship (CCI)
  • Application Closes - January 12, 2018

University of Utah's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The purpose of SPUR is to provide undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. Projects are available in a variety of disciplines.  Program length is May 23 - Aug 3, 2018
Program Benefits:
  • $4,000 stipend (less applicable taxes)
  • On-campus housing (optional)
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $500 (if eligible)
  • Social programming
  • Professional development events
  • Publication and presentation opportunities
For more information or to apply, visit their website
Link to Dr. Conradt's project
Link to SPUR student application

Bioscience Summer Research Programs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 11 summer research programs in varying disciplines. Links to all of the programs can be found here.

Download Flyer Here

On Campus Events

Women of Color
Dinner & Discussion Group
Beginning on October 11th
Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm

This space is for students who identify as women of color and are looking for a space to connect on campus! If you are interested in joining the group or learning more, email Veronica Guerra at to arrange a 30-minute individual appointment.

*If you have other events on campus for students, please email us at

Save the Date!

For the 28th Annual 
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference!

April 19, 2018
12:00 -2:00 pm  
UC Forums

Abstract Submission is open from 
January 11th 2018 - March 2, 2018  

Poster Design Workshops for CCURC 18
March 19 & 21, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm, or 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Serra 156A
Poster Printing for CCURC 18
Multiple  Dates
Time:   8:00 am - 3:20 pm
Maher Hall 176C 

OUR Workshops 

Registration is mandatory! Please click on each event title to register and be sure to mark your calendars!

Hosted by OUR
Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Serra Hall 215

Hosted by OUR, McNair, & SSS
Date: December 5, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: SCST 133

Get Funded!

OUR Travel Awards - The Office of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting travel award applications for single or group travel awards. As a reminder, the Travel Awards are on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, click here.

USD Hinman GrantsThe University of San Diego Honors Program invites all Honors Program students in their Junior or Senior year to apply for the Lawrence Hinman Honors Research Grant. 

Contact the Honors Department for more information! 

CUR Biology and Psychology Division Travel Awards The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)  is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting* during the fiscal year 2017 - 2018.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 pm ET January 12, 2018, for meetings held between February 16 through June 30, 2018.  

For more info, visit their  website

Research Scholars

Conducting Research?

Students engaged in undergraduate research/scholarship activities and creative works are eligible to become Research Scholars regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation.


  • 50% discount on on-campus housing during the summer (USD students only)
  • Participation in professional development workshops
  • Invitations to special networking events with other researchers

Office Information
Office of Undergraduate Research
Fall Office Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

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