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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. For national fellowships, you will be invited to schedule an advising session with a CCRF team member after attending an information session relevant to your fellowship of interest. For more information about undergraduate research advising, click here.

CCRF Information Sessions, Workshops & Signature Courses

AUTUMN 2023 & WINTER QUARTER 2024: Information Sessions, Workshops and Research Training Series


Undergraduate Research


Goldwater Scholarship Information Session (HM 284): led by Dr. Nichole Fazio

Join us for an information session about the Goldwater Scholarship program which supports student engaged in significant undergraduate research and who are 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 about applying through the UChicago campus endorsement process, which is a requirement for all College students interested in the Goldwater. This will include guidance on the essays and how to identify letter writers to support your application.

  • Date: Monday, October 9, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Harper Memorial Library Room 284
  • Registration: Participants register for this workshop by filling out this CCRF registration form

Introduction to Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes: Information Session, led by Dr. 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. 

  • Winter Quarter - TBD

View our recorded session here.

Fulbright Information Session

For those who were unable to attend the general Fulbright Information Sessions in Autumn Quarter 2023 or early Winter Quarter 2024, a recorded version is now available in the CCRF Resource Library.

Introduction to Fulbright

Join CCRF for an award-specific information session about the Fulbright US Student Program. Prospective Fulbright applicants should attend the Introduction to Fulbright workshop for the award type that best fits their interests, previous experiences, and future aspirations (English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award, Study Award, Research Award, or Creative & Performing Arts Awards).

This workshop is open to current students in the College and to recent College alumni (degree conferred June 2022 or later) who have not started graduate school.  Recorded versions of these information sessions will be available in the CCRF Resource Library in March 2024 for those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times.

Introduction to Fulbright: Research Award --  Wednesday, March 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Zoom)

Introduction to Fulbright: Study Award --  Friday, March 22, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Zoom)

Introduction to Fulbright: English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award -- Thursday, March 21, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Zoom)

Introduction to Fulbright: Arts Awards -- Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Zoom)

Fulbright Group Advising

Join a CCRF fellowships advisor for award-specific group advising sessions (Fulbright Research Award & Arts Research Award; Study Award & Arts Study Award; ETA Award). These sessions will be guided by the questions that came to mind for applicants as they completed their Fulbright Self-Assessment Worksheets and as they prepare for the Campus Endorsement Application. Participants should come with questions and be prepared to share their possible Fulbright plans.

Fulbright group advising is open to current students in the College and to recent College alumni (degree conferred June 2022 or later) who have not started graduate school. Group advising sessions will not be recorded.

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2024 Conference Series

Join us for our 2024 Conference Series where we share details on communicating your research at a conference. Our first session will focus on creating a research poster followed by a second session detailing what is needed for an oral presentation. In preparation for our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 26th, an all-day celebration of research in The College, we will host several practice sessions for both poster and oral presenters. Register by clicking on one of the dates below

Research Poster Presentation

Oral Presentation


Presentation Practice and Workshops: Once finished, or in the final stages, join us to practice communicating your research for our symposium and future conferences. These sessions will allow students a chance to practice shortened versions of their papers and/or research poster pitches. For the poster session specifically, come with your final poster or at least your last-minute questions to finalize printing in time for the symposium on April 26th. Register by clicking on one of the dates below

Poster Workshop

Oral Presentation Practice