Whether your intellectual curiosity brings you into the library or the laboratory, across town or across the ocean, the URC provides resources to support your research, scholarship, and creative work.
Undergraduate research is a hallmark of an Occidental education. The Undergraduate Research Center supports equitable and inclusive programs that foster students’ intellectual curiosity, autonomy, and responsibility, and that facilitate close faculty-student mentoring relationships.
- Project and Travel Funding is available across the College to support student research projects, including both travel to academic conferences and travel to research sites.
- Oxy Research Fellowships support sustained independent research mentored by Oxy faculty, including for Oxy’s nationally recognized Summer Research Program.
Students interested in off-campus research fellowships and opportunities should consult the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Student Resource Center, the National Science Foundation’s search for an REU Site, and contact email@example.com.
The URC also supports faculty mentoring through professional development opportunities, and supports faculty research and creative activity through the Student Research Assistantship program and with supplemental student funding for Faculty Sponsored Research.
Watch this video to learn more about the Undergraduate Research Center’s flagship program: the annual Summer Research Program.
Calendar of important dates and deadlines (2021-22):
|September 3||Fall Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due|
|September 17||Faculty Learning Community Application Due|
|September 24||ASP Fall Projects Application Due for Priority Funding|
|October 22||ASP Fall Projects Application Due|
|November 15||Science Scholars Application Due|
|December 13||ASP Spring Projects Application Due for Priority Funding|
|January 7||Spring Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due|
|January 31||Summer Research Program Fellowships Application Due|
|February 11||ASP Spring Projects Application Due|
|February 25||Faculty Sponsored Research Supplemental Funding Application Due|
|March 15||Deadline for Identification of Faculty-sponsored Summer Research Program Participants|
|May 31 - August 5||Summer Research Program|
Application materials can be found and submitted on the URC’s Applications & Reports Portal on Moodle.