Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2017 Issue No.13
December 22nd, 2017

Off Campus Summer Research Program 

Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!
8 week program from 6/25/18 - 8/17/18, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well.
One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the graduate school pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers, such as Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, and first-generation college students.  

We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions.  

Application Closes -  February 16, 2018
Off Campus Research Conferences 

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

Southern California Academy of Sciences'
2018 Annual Meeting
Cal Poly, Pomona -  May 4, 2018
Download Flyer Here

Travel Awards

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.

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

Office Information
Office of Undergraduate Research
Fall Office Hours

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

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USD Research Program Highlight 

We invite you to apply to join the team of scholars who will work with the Knapp Chair team during the spring of 2018. The large ideas surrounding the scholarship will deal with folding and unfolding objects, at the intersection of math (geometric origami), engineering (structural integrity), architecture (design). All are welcome to apply, regardless of academic background. 

Application Flyer and More Information
Application Closes -  January 15, 2018


Abstract Writing Workshop
Tuesday, January 30, 12:30 pm 
Serra Hall 215

Off-campus Summer Research Programs Workshop
Tuesday, January 30, 1:30 pm 
Serra Hall 215

Proposal Writing Workshop
Thursday, February 8, 12:30 pm 
Serra Hall 215

Abstract Writing Workshop
Tuesday, February 13, 12:30 pm 
Camino Hall 111

SACNAS Travel Scholarship Workshop
Tuesday, February 27, 12:30 pm 
Serra Hall 209

Poster Presentation Workshop
Thursday, March 8, 12:30 pm 
Serra Hall 211

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 11 - 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 

Research Scholar Registration

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