Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Spring 2018 Issue No.4
March 2nd, 2018

Summer Research Program Highlight 

Human Communication in the Connected World

Students will work with USC Information Science Institute's renowned faculty, staff and graduate students on problems that seek to improve human communication in a connected world. Students will participate in an 8-week research experience at USC/ISI campus in Marina del Rey. The program includes:
  • a weekly stipend of $500
  • travel reimbursement to/from Los Angeles
  • meals
  • housing at USC campus
  • free shuttle between USC and ISI
  • professional development activities
  • social events in the Los Angeles area
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Visit their Website for more information

Save the Date!

Friday, April 20th, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm

The Lab Crawl is an opportunity for the USD community to learn about student-faculty
research in STEM while visiting laboratories in Loma and Serra Halls, and
the Shiley Center for Science and Technology. Participants collect stickers at each lab
station to redeem for free pizza and raffle entries.

Travel Grants

Application Deadlines Coming Up for Student Travel Grants in CUR Divisions

Application deadlines are approaching for student travel awards in the following CUR divisions:

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

Office Information
Office of Undergraduate Research
Spring Office Hours

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

On Campus Research Funding

USD's Collaborative Research Grant Opportunities 2018 - 2019

Keck Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellows Program
 Over an academic year and alongside a faculty advisor, Keck Fellows engage in research, scholarly activities, and/or creative work that advances the interdisciplinary humanities.
($5,400 stipend)

Information Sessions: March 5 at 3-4 p.m. or March 8 at 10-11 a.m.

Faculty Interdisciplinary Startup (FIRSt)
The FIRSt Grants program supports faculty-student research teams that develop collaborative research projects involving undergraduates and strongly engaging the humanities.
($5,000 grant)

Information Sessions: March 5 at 4-5 p.m. or March 8 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Collaborative Research Group (CRG)
Collaborative Research Groups encourage research collaboration among faculty and students to advance interdisciplinary activities involving the humanities at USD.
(up to $500 grant)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 27, 2018

Abstract Submission
Closes TODAY at 5 pm! 

The 28th Annual 
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference

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


Poster Presentation Workshop
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Serra 211
Poster Design Workshops 
March 19 & 21, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm, or 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Serra 156A
Poster Printing 
Multiple  Dates
Time:   8:00 am - 3:20 pm
Maher Hall 176C 

Be a McNair Scholar!

Have you considered a PhD?

The McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications!

McNair Scholars receive summer research funding, travel funding, graduate application assistance, and much more!

Click here to learn about eligibility and the application process.
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