Undergraduate Research Symposium: Application


Application for The 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium is now closed.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 21 @ 11:59pm

Apply to present at UChicago's interdisciplinary campus-wide virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 21, 2021! All College students and recent alumni involved in undergraduate research and creative scholarship are invited and encouraged to apply to present.

You will be applying to participate in a virtual research poster session and will be required to present your research poster or slide file (.pdf) for a two-hour time block on Friday, May 21, 2021. 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)
  • Presenter(s) and Presentation Information
    • Primary Student - Primary Student creates, edits and submits the application for self and on behalf of a group
      • Individual Presentation (Primary Presenter)
      • Group Members (Primary Student and Group Members up to two)
      • Presentation time preference 
      • Collegiate Division and Research Area(s)
  • 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 300 words max)
    • You will need to upload your research project abstract (.doc)  
      • Find the research abstract template and writing guidance with upcoming abstract writing webinars HERE 
      • Please work with your faculty and research mentors on your research abstract prior to submission
    • NOTE: Your abstract will be published in the Symposium online platform. Therefore, you should submit a high-quality version approved by your faculty mentor.
All research abstracts will be reviewed and Undergraduate Research Symposium participation is dependent upon reviewer decision. Reviewer feedback will be provided if applicable and will need to be addressed in a revised research abstract for acceptance to participate in the Symposium online event. 

APPLY NOW! - application now closed

Important Application Deadlines and Dates:

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021: Application deadline with research abstract submission
  • Friday, March 26, 2021: Last date for Faculty Research Mentors to approve Symposium research abstracts
  • Monday, April 26, 2021: Research abstract decisions will be released on or before this date 

Additional important information and dates will be released as the event date nears.