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Your next step is to learn more about how to engage in undergraduate research or apply for a major national fellowship by attending any of the CCRF information sessions, workshops, and signature seminars below. If you cannot attend a session live, you are invited to review recordings archived in our CCRF Resource Library. You will be invited to schedule an advising session with a CCRF team member after attending an information session. 

CCRF Information Sessions, Workshops & Signature Courses

WINTER QUARTER 2023: Information Sessions, Workshops and Research Training Series


Undergraduate Research


Arley D. Cathey International Graduate Study Fellowship: Information Session, led by Arthur Salvo: Each year, the Cathey Fellowships will sponsor four ambitious and socially committed students in their pursuit of an academic, non-professional Master's degree at an internationally renowned foreign research university, with funding to substantially offset living and travel expenses in addition to tuition fees. Candidates will be required to secure admission to their chosen international graduate program as a part of the application process. Students who are interested in applying for the Cathey Fellowship should carefully review the eligibility and application requirements and view our recorded session.

Introduction to Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes: Information Session, led by Nichole Fazio and Arthur Salvo: Join us for an introductory information session about three extraordinary national fellowship opportunities for graduate study in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and at the University of Oxford. Open to US citizens (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) and select international students (Rhodes), UChicago undergraduates and recent alumni are eligible to apply for university nomination as 3rd- or 4th-years, or shortly after graduation. This session will introduce students to the individual scholarship programs and criterion, as well as the campus endorsement process. Open to all disciplines; candidates must have a 3.7 overall GPA to be eligible for any of these three awards. Students intended to apply for any of these awards in this cycle are required to attend an introductory session. 

  • Monday, January 23: 12-1:00 pm, HM 284

View our recorded session here.

Introduction to Fulbright Workshops, led by CCRF Fulbright Advisors: Please join us for an introductory workshop about the Fulbright US Student Program, which will cover topics like the program’s mission, eligibility, practical application advice, and next steps. Each workshop also provides potential Fulbright applicants with an overview of the requirements and timeline for the 2023 UChicago Fulbright campus application process.

Attendance at an Introduction to Fulbright workshop (either in person or virtual) or review of a recorded presentation is a requirement of the 2023 UChicago Fulbright Campus Process. Prospective Fulbright applicants (current third and fourth years and recent College alums) review he workshop that focuses on the award type that best fits their interests, experiences, and aspirations (English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award, Study Award, Research Award, or Creative and Performing Arts Awards).

  • Recorded versions of all Introduction to Fulbright workshops will be available in the CCRF Resource Library by January 17.


Library Resources for Applicants to International Fellowships and Research Grants, led by Rebecca Starkey: The goal of this session is to introduce you to important Library resources and services to consult as you apply for international fellowship and research opportunities, such as the Fulbright Research or Study Awards, the Mitchell, Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships, or the Cathey Fellowship. You will learn how to select and search scholarly research tools for your literature review, techniques for identifying important authors or works, and strategies for investigating faculty, labs, or institutions that focus on your area of research and for identifying primary sources at libraries and archives. Finally, you will learn how librarians can provide advice and research support as you prepare your individual applications.


Planning for Summer Research: Join us 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). Click the link below to register. Registration information is collected via Zoom but this event is IN PERSON. Please attend in person if at all possible:

International Summer Research Opportunities: Information Session

Want to spend your summer researching full-time while also experiencing a new culture? Come learn about exciting international summer research opportunities offered by CCRF:

•    The Straetz International Undergraduate Research Scholars Program offers competitive summer research grants for students to pursue full-time advanced research opportunities with faculty at research institutes, archives, collections or in labs at international institutions of higher education or other types of academic research or arts institutes. Open to rising third- and fourth-years from any discipline.
•    The UChicago/USussex International Junior Research Associates Program provides students the opportunity to participate in a summer of fully funded, intensive, faculty-mentored research at one of the UK’s leading institutions of higher education, the University of Sussex. Open to rising fourth-years in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.

Preparing an effective Curriculum Vitae (CV): 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. Distinct from a resume, the CV affords you the freedom to prioritize your undergraduate engagement and create a useful, comprehensive, holistic framework of your overall engagement while in college. 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. Register by clicking on one of the dates below

  • SPR 2023 TBD

Applying to Graduate School: planning and preparing for success: This session is open to current undergraduates considering graduate school as a part of their academic and professional trajectory. Whether you are certain that you will pursue graduate education or are just beginning to consider the possibility, we will use this time to introduce you to: the general process of investigating graduate study options, the application timeline, common application components, and what makes for a competitive application. This general session is open to all disciplines and years. Note: this will not cover pre-professional application processes specifically (e.g. medical, business or law school), although some of the application components like personal statements, letters of recommendation and CVs will be discussed as universal components to all application processes. Register by clicking on one of the dates below

  • SPR 2023 TBD