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: Winter Quarter 2020


Fellowships Information Sessions: 

Research Information Sessions: 

 

2020 UChicago Fulbright Campus Process Workshops:

Introduction to Fulbright: Led by Dr. Nichole Fazio, Executive Director, College Center for Research and Fellowships; and Dr. Arthur Salvo, Dr. Sandra Zupan, and Dr. Johanna Best, Assistant Directors of National Fellowships, College Center for Research and Fellowships

Join us for an introductory session about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program with a focus on one of the four Fulbright Award types:

  • English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award: ETAs assist English language teachers or teach courses in the host country. Depending on the country, they work with learners ranging in age from kindergarteners to university students.
  • Study Award: Applicants for the Fulbright Study Award plan to enroll in a specific degree-granting graduate program while abroad.
  • Research Award: Applicants for the Fulbright Research Award have designed their own research projects and conduct independent research while abroad, often in consultation with advisers at foreign universities or research institutes.
  • Study/Research Award in Creative & Performing Arts: Applicants for the Fulbright Study/Research Award in Creative & Performing Arts plan to enhance their personal artistic or creative practice abroad by conducting independent research, taking classes, or enrolling in a specific degree-granting graduate program.

All Fulbright Fellows serve as cultural ambassadors by promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

Each workshop covers topics ranging from the program’s mission (What is Fulbright?) to practical application advice and next steps. The sessions also provide students in the College with a comprehensive overview of the eligibility, requirements, and timeline for the new UChicago campus application process, from self-reflection and essay development in Winter Quarter 2020 through final application submission in October 2020.

Attendance at one Introduction to Fulbright workshop (ETA, Study, Research, or Creative & Performing Arts) is required in order to participate in the 2020 UChicago Fulbright Campus Process.  Prospective applicants attend the workshop for the award type that best fits their interests, experiences, and aspirations. All information sessions happened in first, second and third week of Winter Quarter 2020.

Fulbright Self-Assessment Workshop: Led by Dr. Nichole Fazio, Executive Director, College Center for Research and Fellowships; and Dr. Arthur Salvo, Dr. Sandra Zupan, and Dr. Johanna Best, Assistant Directors of National Fellowships, College Center for Research and Fellowships

Building on the Introduction to Fulbright workshops, this session prepares members of the 2020 Fulbright Cohort to reflect on their eligibility and preparation for Fulbright. Students begin to answer questions that are essential for a competitive application:

  • Why are you applying for a Fulbright in this host country?
  • What experiences or qualifications have prepared you to succeed as an English teaching assistant/graduate student/independent researcher/creative artist in your host country?
  • How will you be an effective US cultural representative in your host country?
  • What excites you the most about your host country and how do you plan to facilitate cultural exchange during your Fulbright year?

Attendance at one Fulbright Self-Assessment Workshop is a requirement of the 2020 UChicago Fulbright Campus Process.  Members of the 2020 Fulbright Cohort should attend any session that works for their schedule.

 

    Undergraduate Research Information Session: led by Tracy Nyerges, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research 

    Join us 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.


    CCRF and Regenstein Library Series: 

    Tools and Strategies for Successful Research Proposals

    The series aims to build your information literacy and research skills. First, you will understand how scholarship is commonly communicated across disciplines, as well as learn how to search, identify, evaluate and use sources. Next, you will learn how to effectively read scholarly sources, develop a literature review and a framework for research design, with an ultimate goal of writing a persuasive research proposal, which can be used for successful UChicago and external grants, national fellowships and graduate school applications. The sessions build upon each other, but they are also stand-alone and students in all disciplines are welcome to attend any of the five sessions that are especially relevant to their research endeavors. RSVP by clicking the link below:

    (1) Introduction to Scholarly Works: led by Rebecca Starkey, Head of Research and Instruction Services, The Joseph Regenstein Library

    (2) Searching and Finding Scholarly Sources: led by Rebecca Starkey, Head of Research and Instruction Services, The Joseph Regenstein Library

    This Week: 

    (3) Literature Review: led by Sandra Zupan, Assistant Director, The College Center for Research and Fellowships

    (4) Research Design: led by Sandra Zupan, Assistant Director, The College Center for Research and Fellowships

    (5) Research Proposal: led by Sandra Zupan, Assistant Director, The College Center for Research and Fellowships


    2020 UChicago Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarship Introduction and Campus Application Sessions:

    Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships Information Session: led by Dr. Nichole Fazio, Executive Director of the College Center for Research and Fellowships

    Join us for an introductory information session about three extraordinary and prestigious 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. NOTE: At time of campus application, students must have a minimum 3.7 overall GPA. Open to all disciplines. Students intending to apply for nomination this year are required to attend one of the information sessions below: