2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium


                                           The 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium Online Proceedings are live!

151 total research abstracts across the disciplines are featured in the publication. 

Congratulations to all of the students that were accepted for publication. 

Thank you to all of the research mentors for your guidance in support of these undergraduate researchers.


Note: Live conference was cancelled due to continued COVID-19 restrictions for in-person and on-campus events. All students published in the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium Online Proceedings were accepted for the conference.


Brought to you by the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) in partnership with the Office of Research, the University of Chicago Library, the Collegiate Divisions, and the Office of the Dean.

Application now closed. - Application for The 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium is coming soon! 2021 Application deadline: TBD

Apply to present at UChicago's inaugural interdisciplinary campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 15, 2020! All College students and recent alumni involved in undergraduate research and creative scholarship are invited and encouraged to apply to present.

You can choose to present a poster, to give an oral presentation (10 minutes), or to participate in a visual and performing arts session. Individual and small group research presentations (up to three students, including the primary presenter and two additional co-presenters) are welcome. Please only submit one application per presentation/group. 

Application Components/Requirements:

  • Eligibility (You must be a current UChicago student or recent Alum to present)
  • Presentation Information
    • Primary Presenter - Primary Presenter creates, edits and submits the application for self and on behalf of a group
      • Individual Presentation (Primary Presenter)
      • Group Presentation (Primary Presenter and Co-Presenters)
        • Any Co-Presenters (up to two)
    • Presentation preference 
      • Poster Presentation
      • Oral Presentation
      • Visual/Performance Arts Session
    • Research Area
  • Research Mentor Information
    • Primary Faculty Research Mentor - You must list at least one Faculty Research mentor to be invited for Faculty Mentor Approval to approve your research abstract and recommend you/your group to present
    • Other Research Mentor(s)
  • Research Abstract (one single paragraph up to 350 words max)

Application deadline has passed