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

Autumn Quarter 2018

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.

Scholarships and Fellowships Information Sessions:

National Fellowships 101: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

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.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below - please check back for future sessions

Join the College Center for Research and Fellowships t to learn more about the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS). With fourteen critical languages to choose from, CLS offers the opportunity for intensive language and cultural immersion in a structured, international learning environment. Taking place for 8-10 weeks over the summer, CLS is open to first through fourth years. 

Goldwater Information Session: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

In this information session you will learn more about the Goldwater Scholarship program which supports student engaged in undergraduate research and committed to Phds and careers in mathematics, engineering or the natural sciences. The scholarship can be used toward current education expenses up to $7,500 per year, for up to two years of undergraduate study. For information about the program, visit: This session will also include information on applying through the UChicago campus endorsement process, which is a requirement for all College students interested in the Goldwater.

Post-graduate Opportunities in Research, Fellowships and Continued Learningin partnership with Meg Seiberg, Asst. Director, Student Preparation, Career Advancement

  • Thursday, October 25, 4:00 - 5:00, Ida Noyes, East Lounge

Join us to learn more about a variety of post-graduate opportunities available to you. These include post-baccalaureate research, national fellowships for international experiences and graduate study, and other opportunities for continued learning. Open to all undergraduates across all disiplines. 

Carnegie Endowment for Peace James Gaither Junior Fellowships Information Session: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

Join us to learn more about the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Gaither Junior Fellows Program. Fourth years and alumni are eligible for the award, which provides Junior Fellows the opportunity to: serve as research assistants for Senior Carnegie Associates (academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists) from around the world in a prestigious think tank (the Carnegie Endowment for Peace) in Washington, DC. You will also learn more about how to prepare a competitive application for the UChicago campus nomination process, a requirement for all undergraduate candidates.

Crafting your Curriculum Vitae (CV): Information session and workshop: RSVP by clicking on your preferred date below

Develop and draft your undergraduate CV for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications. A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical document which emphasizes your academic training, professional qualifications and significant activities, including research, service, leadership, international engagement, honors & awards, etc. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to prioritize your undergraduate engagement and create a useful, comprehensive framework for your reader (it's also more than a page long). Bring a working draft to the session, such as an existing resume, and a comprehensive list of the significant activities you have participated in since arriving at the University of Chicago. Open to all undergraduates.

How to Continue Your Research Training: attracting funding and considering whether graduate school is right for you: with Dr. Victoria Prince, Biomedical Sciences

  • Saturday, November 3: 11:00 - 12:00, BSCD

Student participants in the 2018 Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium are invited to attend an special information session on national fellowships that support STEM research and applying to graduate school. The presentation will include a panel of graduate students in STEM fields who were also recipients of major awards including the Goldwater Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. All student participant from all participating institutions are invited to attend. 

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.