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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 & Deadlines

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  • December 2, 2014, 10:00-11:00am (SSMB Rm 129)- SURF Information Session
  • January 14, 2015, 3:00-4:00pm (SEHHP Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St.)- SURF Information Session
  • February 2, 2015- SURF Deadline


Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Academic Year URCA Grant Recipients
Posted on 15 December 2014 | 12:12 pm
Congratulations to our 2014-15 academic year URCA grant recipients!  Please find the description of these awards on our website, Funding through the URCA program for academic year grants (AYRA, MAYS and RPG) is now complete for 2014-15. Thank you … Continue reading
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SURF Information Session
Posted on 1 December 2014 | 11:54 am
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Office will hold the first of two identical information session about Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty Grants (SURF) tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 2, from 10-11a.m. in the School of Science and Math Building, Room 129. During the … Continue reading
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