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
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: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/. 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.
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.
View our recorded session here.
In honor of International Education Week, please join Fulbright and CCRF for an interactive, virtual Group Presentation Session to learn about opportunities for US citizens to pursue graduate study, conduct independent research, or teach English abroad.
During the session, you will learn about the types of Fulbright awards and the application components. Following the program overview, you will enter a breakout room with the College’s Fulbright Program Advisor to learn more about applying for Fulbright through UChicago.
Register with Fulbright to attend the session:
This workshop is open to all current students in the College and any College graduates who have not started graduate studies.
Fulbright Information Session
Please join us for a general information session about the Fulbright US Student Program, the flagship international exchange program of the US State Department. This workshop will introduce the mission of the Fulbright program and the four types of Fulbright awards: English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award; Study Award (for a degree-granting graduate program abroad); Research Award (for an independent research project abroad); Study/Research Awards in the Creative and Performing Arts (for the development of artistic or creative practice abroad). The session will also provide a brief overview of the upcoming 2024 UChicago Fulbright Cohort and Campus Process.
This workshop is open to all current students in the College and any recent College alumni (degree conferred June 2022 or later) who have not begun graduate study. Register by clicking the date below.
Summer Research Opportunities
Join us for our Summer Research Series where we share details on various research opportunities happening during the summer months. Our first session will focus on domestic opportunities both on campus and across the nation. Make sure to join our international session if you ever considered doing research abroad. We will discuss programs we directly support, such as QUAD Summer, the College Summer Institute, and Straetz Award, as well as provide information about various programs and opportunities from our research partners like the Leadership Alliance Summer Research. Register by clicking on one of the dates below:
Domestic Summer Research Opportunities
International Summer Research Opportunities
Writing a Research Abstract: Join us for a general introduction to writing a research abstract. This session is open to current undergraduates from all disciplines and years as a part of their academic and professional trajectory. We begin with details specific to our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium application process and dedicate the majority of our session to elements of a research abstract and best practices. Register by clicking on one of the dates below: