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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.

2018 Celebration of Scholars

Students and faculty shared their summer research accomplishments at the 2018 Celebration of Summer Scholars Poster Session, which was held on Convocation Day – Monday, August 20th from 11:30am–1:30pm on the Addlestone Library – 1st floor.

2018 Celebration of Scholars Program

See photos from the 2018 Celebration of Scholars Poster Session

Upcoming Deadlines

RPG Application Deadlines: July 13, 2018, August 30, 2018, October 30, 2018, January 22, 2019

MAYS Application Deadlines: August 30, 2018 and October 30, 2018

SURF Application Deadlines: February 6, 2019

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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.