Workshops and Information Sessions

Throughout the year, the College Center for Research and Fellowships offers information sessions and workshops as a resource to students for undergraduate research, scholarship, and fellowship endeavors.

Upcoming Information Sessions and Workshops


Research Information Sessions:

2019 College Summer Institute in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Information Sessions: Thinking Beyond the Human: On animals, A.I., and others

Interested in pursuing a grant-funded, interdisciplinary, intensive intellectual training and research experience with accomplished faculty and peers at the University of Chicago? Then, the College Summer Institute (CSI) may be the right summer research opportunity for you. Join us to learn more about the program, faculty, and application process. Read more about the 2019 CSI and application process.

Undergraduate Research Information Sessions: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

Join the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) to learn more about Undergraduate Research at UChicago. We will share why undergraduate research involvement could benefit you as a College student in any major and how you can find research opportunities and potential faculty research mentors. This session will clarify what undergraduate research is and when you may be ready to engage in undergraduate research and creative scholarship activities.

Planning for Summer Research: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

Join the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) to start planning for your summer(s) by learning about and preparing for summer undergraduate research programs and funding at UChicago and beyond. Summer may be the perfect time for you to engage in research for the first time or to advance/diversify your undergraduate research experience(s) without the pressures of coursework and academic quarter demands. This session will provide information on accessing summer research opportunities, applying for summer research programs and funding, and maximizing your summer research experience(s).

Amgen Scholars Program Information Session: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

Join the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) to learn more about the Amgen Scholars Program: An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. The Amgen Scholars Program is a selective and transformative summer STEM program that provides funded research experieces at premier educational institutitions. This session will provide information on the program and the application process.


Scholarships and Fellowships Information Sessions:

    UK/IRE Fellowships for Postgraduate Study (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge & Churchill) Information Session: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

    Join us to learn more about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that support graduate study in the UK and Ireland, including the Marshall, Rhodes, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, and Churchill. These opportunities provide full funding for 1+ years of graduate study, as well as membership in highly selective scholarly communities. Additionally, we will introduce you to what makes for a strong candidate and how to anticipate the application processes at UChicago.

      National Fellowships 101: 

      Join the CCRF as we discuss what exactly we mean when we talk about "Scholarships and Fellowships." This information session will outline how our office is organized to support your ambition and interest in nationally competitive awards and opportunities. Whether in your first or final quarter, this session will provide you with the space to identify your relevant strengths and passions, begin the brainstorming process, leverage discernment tools, select pertinent opportunities, and craft a reasonable timeline as you engage with the application process.

      Securing Strong Letters of Recommendation:

      As you think about applying for postgraduate fellowships or graduate school, take time to consider a crucial element of the process: Letters of Recommendation! An age-old anxiety producer, the process of asking for letters of recommendation can be unnerving. This information session provided by the College Center for Research and Fellowships will introduce the importance of building faculty relationships, provide advice, and suggest strategies to help you confidently request letters that affirm your potential for future success.

      Making the Most of Office Hours:

      Having trouble figuring out how to best use your professor’s time at office hours? Not sure how to ask questions about class or research, or get to know them better? This is the event for you! Instructors can help you with coursework, research opportunities, letters of recommendation, and much more. This event will feature a panel of students and instructors who share their experiences from both sides of desk to help you gain the confidence to attend office hours and build relationships with your faculty.