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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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):
|September 5||Fall Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due|
|September 21||ASP Fall Projects Application Due for Priority Funding|
|September 25||SCCUR 2023 Abstract Early Review Deadline|
|October 9||SCCUR 2023 Abstract Final Deadline|
|October 17||ASP Fall Projects Application Due|
|November 10||SCCUR 2023 Registration Deadline|
|November 14||Science Scholars Application Due|
|November 18||SCCUR 2023 @ Cal State University, Fullerton|
|December 8||NCUR 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline|
|December 12||Winter Break Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due|
|December 12||ASP Spring Projects Application Due for Priority Funding|
|January 12||ASP Fall 2023 Projects Report Due|
|January 16||Spring Student Research Assistantship Program Application Due|
|January 16||NCUR ASP Conference Travel Applications Due|
|January 31||NCUR 2024 Early Bird Registration Deadline|
|February 1||Summer Research Program Fellowships Application Due|
|February 13||ASP Spring Projects Application Due|
|March 8||SRP 2024 Notifications emailed at 5 p.m.|
|March 19||Faculty Sponsored Research Supplemental Funding Application Due|
|March 19||Deadline for Identification of Faculty-sponsored Summer Research Program Participants|
|March 21||REAP and HJC Applications Due|
|April 8-10||NCUR 2024 in Long Beach|
|April 22||Final day for 2022-23 AY ASP Conference Travel applications|
|May 3||ASP Spring 2024 Project Reports Due|