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Office of Undergraduate Research Announcements and Updates (9/16/2022)

OUR Events and Reminders

  • Spring Research Award Proposals are open and will close on November 14. Please carefully review the information and instructions on the OUR funding page and use all provided templates. Don’t forget to work closely with your mentor! The OUR will provide help sessions for proposals – help sessions have been shown to increase review scores and chances of funding; you can find dates and times on the funding page. Students from all disciplines are welcome!
  • Fall Sidewalk Symposium will be held September 28 from 11:00-1:00. Demonstrate your creative side, practice presenting your work (finished or in progress), and/or come to view the research art! Submit using this survey through September 16. Students from all disciplines are welcome! Use Sidewalk to “test run” and/or gain feedback on a project! If you’d like to present but cannot attend both full hours, please let us know. Visitors – come view the art and ask participants about their research!
  • The OUR Fall seminar series still has available sessions. You can view the list of research-related topics, days, and times at this link. You can also register at the link; you can add choices at any time during the semester. Everyone is welcome–current researchers, students interested in research, and those who aren’t sure about research!
  • The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) will be held on Saturday, December 3 at UNC Wilmington. Abstracts are due October 26. More info/website will be provided as it becomes available. Sophomores are encouraged to consider applying for a Barthalmus Award (due November 2).
  • The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held April 13-15, 2023 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Abstracts are due by November 30 (portal opens October 1). More information here. The OUR is here to help! Reach out to the OUR if you might be considering NCUR as a conference option.
  • Accepted to present your research/creative work somewhere? The OUR provides travel awards to help mitigate costs of going to a conference or discipline-related event. Make sure to read requirements and submit all necessary information. Travel awards are accepted throughout the year.
  • Curious about research more generally, specific topics in research, research-related professional development, etc.? Come talk to us! Meet with OUR staff and student research ambassadors; check out this site to see when we’re available.
  • Are you a faculty/staff mentor who would like guidance or has questions about being a mentor or undergraduate research needs/resources? The OUR is here to support you! Please reach out with questions!

Other Events and Reminders

  • The TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications through October 6. Find more information here. Interested in learning more prior to applying? Register for an information session here.
  • Students interested in pursuing a PhD in the Biomedical field are encouraged to consider the U-TEAM program – Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Training in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. See the attached flyer for more information.
  • The Black Doctoral Network is accepting submission for undergraduate research posters through September 23. Find more information here.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) will be held on October 22. Submit by September 29. Find more information here.
  • The Joint School and Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on October 15. Submit by September 19. Find more information here.

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