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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

Poster Session

Monday, August 22nd

11:30am - 1:30pm, Addlestone Library, 1st Floor

This Annual poster session is held in conjunction with Convocation Day. Faculty and student teams that have worked on collaborative projects this summer or over the 2015-16 academic year will be presenting their research.

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)

Announcements


Posted on 18 July 2016 | 1:41 pm
2016 Celebration of Summer Scholars Poster Session 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 … Continue reading
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Congratulations to Our 2015-16 URCA Grant Recipients
Posted on 10 December 2015 | 10:19 am
Congratulations to our URCA grant recipients for the 2015-16 academic year!  Please find descriptions of the awards on our website! The deadline for the 2016 summer SURF grant is Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Visit the URCA website at urca.cofc.edu for more information. We urge … Continue reading
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