Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

2019 URCA Celebration of Scholars
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.

2019 Celebration of Scholars

Check out photos from the 2019 Celebration of Scholars in the photo album embed above!

2019 Celebration of Scholars Program

See photos from the 2018 Celebration of Scholars Poster Session

Upcoming Deadlines

RPG Application Deadlines: July 12, 2019, August 30, 2019, October 30, 2019, January 22, 2020

MAYS Application Deadlines: August 30, 2019 and October 30, 2019

SURF Application Deadlines: February 6, 2020

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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.


NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates now available
Posted on 24 January 2020 | 11:45 am
Students are you looking to conduct research this summer at another institution? Check out all the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities now available. Most applications are due Feb/March, don’t delay! You can search for opportunities here: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp.  
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Accepting SURF Applications
Posted on 13 January 2020 | 2:44 pm
Are you planning on conducting a student/faculty collaborative research project this summer?  Our SURF grants provide funding, up to $6500, for supplies and expenses related to the project.  Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 6th. Forms and Guidelines can be found on our website.
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