Information Sessions, Workshops and Series

Throughout the year, the College Center for Research and Fellowships offers information sessions, workshops, and signature seminars for undergraduates in support of their research, scholarship, and fellowship endeavors. Connect with us online to hear about all of these sessions on social media!


Information Sessions, Workshops & CCRF Signature Series: Summer Quarter 2020


Fellowships Information Sessions: 

Research Information Sessions: 

2020 UChicago National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Series


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: INFORMATION SESSION: Led by Dr. Sandra Zupan, Assistant Director, College Center for Research and Fellowships, joined by UChicago NSF GRFP recipients

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program is the oldest national fellowship that supports graduate education in STEM and social science disciplines. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000. Women, under-represented minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This session will introduce students to the program, the application process and offer tips for submitting a competitive application. Q&A with fellowship recipients is also included. Students of any class-standing are invited to attend, especially rising 4th-year students and recent graduates who intend to submit applications in October 2020. RSVP and register for the webinar by clicking the links below:


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: RESEARCH STATEMENT: Led by Dr. Sandra Zupan, Assistant Director, College Center for Research and Fellowships

This workshop provides guidance on how to produce a compelling Graduate Research Plan Statement for NSF GRFP. You will learn how to develop a literature review and structure your research proposal. We will also discuss services available at the Library to support you in preparing your proposal. By offering specific suggestions and examining successful examples, the workshop aims to equip you with strategies for developing and writing your statement. Students of any class-standing are invited to attend, especially rising 4th-year students and recent graduates who intend to submit applications in October 2020. RSVP and register for the webinar by clicking the links below:


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: PERSONAL STATEMENT: Led by Dr. Sandra Zupan, Assistant Director, College Center for Research and Fellowships

This workshop provides guidance on how to produce a compelling Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement for NSF GRFP. We will discuss content that is relevant to addressing the fellowship’s review criteria: Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. By offering specific suggestions and examining successful examples, the workshop aims to equip you with strategies for developing, structuring and writing your statement. Students of any class-standing are invited to attend, especially rising 4th-year students and recent graduates who intend to submit applications in October 2020. RSVP and register for the webinar by clicking the links below: