Research Grant and Scholars Programs

Important policy note: Students on a leave of absence from the College are ineligible for College-based research funding, as well as general undergraduate research advising from CCRF staff. All grant recipients are expected to abide by all current University COVID-19 and travel policies.


 
The Quad Undergraduate Research Scholars program offers research grants that are competitive, open-discipline awards intended to enhance the educational experience of University of Chicago College students by supporting scholarly undergraduate research and creative inquiry experiences through active participation in faculty-mentored research. Quad Undergraduate Research Scholars are expected to participate in the annual scholars programming and present their research at the the annual University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium held each May.
 
Application Deadlines:
  • Autumn Quarter Deadline: October 10, 2022
  • Winter Quarter Deadline: January 9, 2023 
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The Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars program offers research grants that are competitive, open-discipline awards intended to enhance the educational experience of University of Chicago College students by supporting summer scholarly undergraduate research and creative inquiry experiences through active participation in faculty-mentored research. Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars are expected to participate in the annual scholars programming held during the academic year following their summer appointment and to present their summer research at the the annual University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium held each May.
 
Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
 
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The Straetz International Undergraduate Research Scholars Program will offer competitive summer research grants for students wishing to pursue full-time advanced research opportunities with faculty at research institutes, archives, collections or in labs at international institutions of higher education or other types of academic research or arts institutes. Students pursuing intensive research projects in any-discipline will be encouraged to apply for a Straetz award for the summers after their second or third years in the College. 
 
Application Deadline: April 10, 2023
 
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The Dean's Fund for Undergraduate Research CONFERENCE supports current undergraduates in the College engaged in scholarly research mentored by a faculty and/or other research mentor(s). It specifically supports conference participation and travel if a student is attending to present a research poster or to give an oral presentation. 
 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis to accommodate various conference dates, but application must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of conference travel or participation. 

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The Quad Faculty Research Grant (formerly the faculty College Research Fellows program) fosters excellence in scholarly research and creative inquiry by sponsoring academic-year research positions for undergraduates with UChicago faculty members of any rank or other senior scholars with University arts and research institutes (see eligibility below). The Quad Faculty Research Grant program connects faculty and senior scholars with talented College students to support their research projects. It gives undergraduates the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with faculty mentors and to develop their research skills. Faculty apply before autumn quarter for a grant to support undergraduate researchers during the academic year.
 
Application Deadline: September 12, 2022
 
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