Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
Who is URCA?
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Program at the College of Charleston supports creative and by providing competitive grants to fund summer stipends and travel to conferences for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. Participation in a challenging, scholarly project can be the single most important experience that a student will have in college and the training and knowledge gained from the experience are often key factors in the acquisition of professional positions and acceptance in post-graduate programs.
The benefits of an undergraduate research experience are profound. Please consider supporting us in our ongoing efforts to open opportunities for cutting edge research and creative activities with our undergraduates. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the College of Charleston URCA Fund (R377) through the College of Charleston Foundation.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
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2016 Celebration of Summer Scholars
Monday, August 22nd
11:30am - 1:30pm, Addlestone Library, 1st Floor
This Annual poster session is held in conjunction with Convocation Day. Any faculty and student teams that have worked on collaborative projects this summer or over the 2015-16 academic year are encourage to participate. We welcome presenters from all disciplines. All recipients of SURF grants are required to participate in this event, but we have nearly 40 additional spaces available. These spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis so please send submit your reservation form early.
Reservation forms must be received by Noon on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Guidelines and forms are located here.
The next deadline for Research Presentation Grants (RPG) and Major Academic Year Support (MAYS) grants is August 29, 2016.
URCA General Information Sessions
- July 28 2016, 1:30 - 2:30pm (Berry 104)
- August 26 2016, 3:00 - 4:00pm (Alumni Center)
SURF Information Sessions
- December 6 2016, 10:00 - 11:00am (Berry 104)
- January 12 2017, 3:00 - 4:00pm (Berry 104)
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