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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

Like URCA on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the most current events and deadlines. The next deadline of the 2015-2016 Academic Year is Monday, November 6, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Grant Information Sessions

  • December 8, 2015, 10:00-11:00am, 4:00 - 5:00pm SURF Information Session
  • January 14, 2016, 3:00-4:00pm SURF Information Session

All informations sessions will be held in Berry Residence Hall, Room 104


SURF Application Deadline and Information Sessions
Posted on 12 November 2015 | 3:58 pm
SURF Application Deadline for Summer 2016 February 2, 2016   SURF Information Sessions December 8, 2015 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. January 14, 2016    3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. All Sessions will be held in Berry 104 NEW Application forms are available at … Continue reading
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Congratulations to Our URCA Grant Recipients
Posted on 16 October 2015 | 2:30 pm
Congratulations to our URCA grant recipients who applied during the first round of the 2015-16 academic year!  Descriptions of these awards on our website, The second deadline of the 2015-2016 Academic Year for the MAYS, and RPG grants is … Continue reading
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