Updates from the Office of Undergraduate Research

Annual UVM Student Research Conference (SRC) April 23, 2013

As part of the University of Vermont's celebration of student scholarly achievement, the SRC showcases the research and creative activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. Held each year in the Davis Center, the SRC is an opportunity for undergraduates to share their recent work and garner the recognition they so well deserve.

All students working on a research or creative project with a UVM faculty member are eligible to present some aspect of their research at this forum. Research and creative projects at any stage of completion are welcome. The event also serves as a resource for students who are not yet involved with research but wish to learn about how to engage in research pursuits.

Last year a record 365 students presented their work. This year is looking to be even better with added poster sessions and more academically diverse topics relating to the research and creative endeavors. Representing all colleges on campus, we hope this will be the largest SRC ever!

Funding for Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research facilitates the distribution of several awards that fund students' innovations. Once students establish themselves in research or creative environments, they are encouraged to apply for financial support.

URECA! (due March 1) allows 25 students the opportunity to develop their scholarly interests over an extended period of research. $3000 is available for research costs and once the project is complete there is an additional $1000 prize awarded directly to the student.

Summer Research Award (due March 12) provides 15 students with wages of $3500 and up to $1500 for supplies and operating expenses -so make research your "job" this summer!

Simon Family Public Research Award (due April 1) Each $5000 scholarship will give five students the chance to connect their passions for research with social change and justice. These are community-based research projects done in collaboration with a community partner (usually a non-profit).