Promoting excellence in undergraduate education through research, national fellowships, and postgraduate opportunities

The College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) provides information and guidance about scholarly undergraduate research and applying for nationally and internationally competitive fellowships. CCRF staff members support students by helping them to identify relevant scholarly research and fellowship opportunities, assist in strategically planning for those opportunities, and closely mentor students through rigorous application processes. Current students interested in pursuing undergraduate research should consult the resources available here and are also encouraged to search the research opportunities database. Students and alumni are encouraged to use the searchable fellowship opportunities database to browse available scholarships, fellowships, and post-graduate opportunities.

Undergraduates in the College, recent graduates and alumni interested in making an appointment with our staff should click the 'Contact Us' link to the left. Those interested in receiving regular information on upcoming information sessions, relevant opportunities, and deadlines can subscribe to the CCRF Listserv

The College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA) has been renamed the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) given its expanded scope, which now includes all undergraduate research support.


Aug 2, 2018
Apply to Present at the 2nd World Congress on Undergraduate Research
Aug 2, 2018
The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) is recruiting undergraduate researchers for the 2019 Inter-school Board.
Aug 2, 2018
Congratulations to our College students and alumni selected as national scholars!
Apr 19, 2018
Third-years Adel Rahman and Naomi Sweeting recognized for academic excellence in STEM fields