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 (2023-24):
|Fall Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due
|ASP Fall Projects Application Due for Priority Funding
|SCCUR 2023 Abstract Early Review Deadline
|SCCUR 2023 Abstract Final Deadline
|ASP Fall Projects Application Due
|SCCUR 2023 Registration Deadline
|Science Scholars Application Due
|SCCUR 2023 @ Cal State University, Fullerton
|NCUR 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline
|Winter Break Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due
|ASP Spring Projects Application Due for Priority Funding
|ASP Fall 2023 Projects Report Due
|Spring Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due
|NCUR ASP Conference Travel Applications Due
|NCUR 2024 Early Bird Registration Deadline
|Summer Research Program Fellowships Application Due
|ASP Spring Projects Application Due
|SRP 2024 Notifications emailed at 5 p.m.
|Faculty Sponsored Research Supplemental Funding Application Due
|Deadline for Identification of Faculty-sponsored Summer Research Program Participants
|REAP and HJC Applications Due
|NCUR 2024 in Long Beach
|Final day for 2022-23 AY ASP Conference Travel applications
|ASP Spring 2024 Project Reports Due