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Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities


The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Program at College of Charleston supports student research and creative activities by providing competitive grants to fund summer project costs and stipends, academic year project costs, 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 this experience is often a deciding factor in the acquisition of professional positions and acceptance into post-graduate programs.

Support Undergraduate Research

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

2017 Celebration of Scholars

Exposition of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship, & Creativity
Friday, August 25, 2017, 3-5pm
Addlestone Library, 1st Floor

Students and faculty mentors are invited to participate in the Celebration of Scholars Poster Session. Any faculty and student teams that have worked on collaborative projects this summer or over the 2016-17 academic year are encouraged 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 your reservation form in early. To participate, you must complete and return the attached reservation form by 12 noon on Friday, August 4th.

2017 Celebration of Summer Scholars: Guidelines for Poster Participation

2017 Celebration of Summer Scholars Poster Reservation Form

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RPG: July 10 2017, August 28 2017, October 30 2017, January 22 2018

MAYS: August 28 and October 30, 2017

SURF: February 6, 2018