Undergraduate Research Programs at UNC-Chapel Hill

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OUR is only one of many units across UNC-Chapel Hill provide opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research. This document summarizes programs offered by other units and is intended as a quick reference guide for administrators, faculty, and students. Programs are listed in alphabetical order by the administrative unit.

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Administrative Unit: Campus Y
Program Title: UNC’s Global Gap Year Fellowship
Web Link: http://campus-y.unc.edu/get-involved/global-programs/gap-year
Brief Description: The highly competitive, nine-month fellowship, housed in and administered by the Campus Y, awards a $7,500 stipend to high school graduates who have been accepted to UNC Early Action and want to defer admission for one year to blend volunteer service, work and international exploration.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Jakelin Bonilla at globalgap@unc.edu (919) 962-2333

Administrative Unit: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
Program Title:  Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants
Web Link: http://jewishstudies.unc.edu/grants/
Brief Description: With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate student research and travel that relates to the field of Jewish Studies. Grants can be used to reimburse travel costs pertaining to research projects and/or costs for materials required for research. They can also be used to support undergraduate study abroad.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Center Administration: ccjs@unc.edu

Administrative Unit: Carolina Center for Public Service
Program Title:  Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
Web Link: http://ccps.unc.edu/awards-recognition/sherpa-fellowship/
Brief Description: Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship – Applications due Feb. 3 The inaugural Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship provides $1,250 to support undergraduate or graduate field study and engaged research in environmental areas at field sites, preferably abroad. Preference will be given to students in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program who are majoring in business, environmental or economics disciplines.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Center Administration: ccps@unc.edu or (919) 843-7568.

Administrative Unit: Carolina for Kibera
Program Title: Carolina for Kibera James and Florence Peacock Fellowship
Web Link: http://cfk.unc.edu/action/fellowships/
Brief Description: The Carolina for Kibera Fellowship offers graduate and undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill the opportunity to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots participatory development in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.  This year-long fellowship begins in the spring, where students will work with CFK staff in the U.S. and Kenya to formulate projects and to prepare for traveling to Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa.  In the summer, students will spend eight to ten weeks in Kibera to implement their project.  Upon their return to the U.S., fellows will become involved on campus at UNC, teaching students about Kibera during the fall semester.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Fellowship administration: cfk@unc.edu (919) 962-6362

Administrative Unit: Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs
Program Title: Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
Web Link: http://mcnair.web.unc.edu/
Brief Description: McNair Scholars Program is a two-year, research apprenticeship program for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students at UNC Chapel Hill who are committed to earning a Ph.D. Students apply for the program in the spring of their sophomore year and stay committed to the program until graduation.  The program offers a $5000 stipend over two years, intensive academic and graduate school advising, and research preparation. Scholars participate in a rigorous research internship the summer between their junior and senior year. The program provides a support environment and necessary resources for students to navigate the academy and the graduate school process.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Lauren Flinn Johnson flinnl@email.unc.edu  (919) 962-1281

Administrative Unit: The Carolina Population Center (CPC)
Program Title: Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Web Link: http://www.cpc.unc.edu/training
Brief Description: The Carolina Population Center (CPC) at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications from undergraduate students from underrepresented groups1,2 in the population, health, and spatial sciences for research internships focused on “population and health” during the Summer.
The summer internship program provides a research and professional development framework for undergraduate students interested in population focused graduate training and careers. Interns will work a maximum of 32 hours per week (at $11 per hour) for the period May – July.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Jan Hendrickson-Smith: jhsmith@unc.edu (919) 966-2160

Administrative Unit: Center for Global Initiatives
Program Title: The Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship (CUHF)
Web Link: http://cgi.unc.edu/awards/cuhf
Brief Description: (CUHF) enables promising UNC undergraduates to create a self-designed health-related project anywhere in the world. The fellowship is an investment in talented students whose medical and cultural experience will strengthen the future of health care both in the United States and the world.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Tripp Tuttle: tripp.tuttle@unc.edu (919) 843-7546

Administrative Unit: Center for Global Initiatives
Program Title: The CV Starr Scholarship
Web Link: http://cgi.unc.edu/awards/cv-starr
Brief Description: These awards are intended to support UNC students who demonstrate financial need to undertake an independent internationally-oriented experience, including research.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Tripp Tuttle: tripp.tuttle@unc.edu (919) 843-7546

Administrative Unit: Center for Global Initiatives
Program Title: Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Web Link: http://cgi.unc.edu/fulbright
Brief Description: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs to graduating seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students in more than 140 countries.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Tripp Tuttle: tripp.tuttle@unc.edu (919) 843-7546

Administrative Unit: Center for Global Initiatives
Program Title: Vimy Global Team Award
Web Link: http://cgi.unc.edu/vimy
Brief Description: Inspired by the adventures and pioneering spirit of UNC alumnus Peter McMillan ’81, the Vimy Award is given annually to one interdisciplinary team of students (Vimy Scholars) working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside the United States.  Made possible by the Global Education Fund, up to $15,000 is provided to fund a summer team project abroad.  Actual award amounts vary depending on the scope of the project and clarity of the proposed budget.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Tripp Tuttle. tripp.tuttle@unc.edu (919) 843-7546

Administrative Unit: Center for the Study of the American South
Program Title: The Frances Ferris Hall Undergraduate Fellowship
Web Link: http://south.unc.edu/grants-fellowships/undergraduate-support/frances-ferris-hall-fund-for-undergraduate-research/
Brief Description: The Frances Ferris Hall Fund supports research by UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates on women in the American South. Up to two awards of $500 each will be made in the spring for use in the subsequent fiscal year (includes the summer as well as fall and spring semesters). The award will support research by undergraduates in any university department who are studying topics related to women in the American South, broadly defined.
Contact Email and Phone Number:  Dana Di Maio: csas@unc.ed (919) 962-5665

Administrative Unit: Division of Student Affairs & Office of Scholarships and Student Aid
Program Title: Frances L. Phillips Travel Award
Web Link: http://www.unc.edu/depts/travel/fpts_intro.html
Brief Description: The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to engage in individual self designed and directed international travel experiences for periods ranging from two months to six months. US citizens who have attended a North Carolina high school and who have a major in the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to apply and approximately twenty Phillips Scholarships for up to $9,000 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Division of Student Affairs: dsa@unc.edu (919) 966-4045 

Administrative Unit: Honors Carolina
Program Title: The Burch Fellowship
Web Link: http://honorscarolina.unc.edu/current-students/fellowships/burch-fellowships-2/
Brief Description: Designed for students who possess extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination, the Burch Fellows Program provides up to $6,000 to support self-designed, off-campus learning experiences like these: Working with NASA astrobiologists to answer questions about the possibility of life on other planets, or traveling to the Philippines to study how bamboo can mitigate the effects of climate change.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Friederike Seeger: fseeger@unc.edu (919) 962-9680

Administrative Unit: Honors Carolina
Program Title: William D. Weir Honors Fellowships in Asian Studies
Web Link: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1834
Brief Description: William D. Weir Honors Fellowships in Asian Studies offer Carolina undergraduates a unique opportunity to develop their language skills and gain practical, independent work experience in China. Up to three fellowships are awarded annually. Recipients spend the Spring semester in Beijing for intensive language study at the CET Chinese Language Center. They then devote eight weeks during the Summer to an unpaid internship in either Beijing or in Shanghai based at the new CET Shanghai Program center. Internships are available to match a broad range of student interests, from law and business to the arts, journalism, and health and human services. The Fellowships cover the majority of program expenses, including CET program fees, airfare, housing, textbooks, excursions, and medical insurance. Students contribute the equivalent of UNC tuition for one semester and cover their food and personal expenses.

Administrative Units: Honors Carolina and Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)
Program Title: The William W and Ida W. Taylor Honors Mentored Research Fellowship
Web Link: http://honorscarolina.unc.edu/current-students/fellowships/research-fellowships/
Brief Description: The William W. and Ida W. Taylor Fellowshipsprovide $4,000 grants for students working on a faculty-mentored research project during the summer. The fellowships provide opportunities for students to continue work they may already have begun with a faculty member, to get a head start on a senior honors thesis, or to travel to distant libraries, labs, or archives that might otherwise be beyond reach. Applications are encouraged from all disciplines. Applications are submitted through the Office for Undergraduate Research.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763

Administrative Unit: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Program Title: Class of 1938 Fellows Program
Web Link: http://oisss.unc.edu/programs/class38/
Brief Description: The UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to U.S. students interested in pursuing independent career or personal projects outside the United States. This is a unique scholarship program because it provides financial assistance to students who could not perform independent projects abroad without the support of the Class of 1938 funding. Fellowships of $5000 each are awarded. The number and amount of the fellowships are subject to approval by the 1938 Endowment Committee board members.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Jane Rosenberg: janerose@email.unc.edu (919) 962- 5661

Administrative Unit: Institute for the Environment
Program Title: Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia (IDEA) Geosciences Undergraduate Research Program
Web Link: http://erp.unc.edu/idea/academic-year-research/
Brief Description:  IDEA provides paid geoscience research opportunities and graduate school preparation at UNC-Chapel Hill to full-time undergraduate students during both the summer and academic year. Our goal is to increase the participation of underrepresented minority students in the geosciences and provide the support and training necessary to pursue a graduate degree.  To do this we provide opportunities for students to: (1) conduct lab and field research with UNC faculty, (2) earn $15/hour for up to 15 hours/week, (3) participate in graduate school preparation seminars, (4) attend informal gatherings with fellow undergraduate research assistants and faculty and mentors in this field, and (5) present your work at regional or national conferences.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Michele Drostin: michele.drostin@unc.edu (919) 966-9802

Administrative Unit: Institute for the Environment
Program Title: Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia (IDEA) Carolina Summer Research Experience at UNC-Chapel Hill
Web Link: http://erp.unc.edu/idea/summer-research/
Brief Description: IDEA provides paid geoscience research opportunities and graduate school preparation at UNC-Chapel Hill to full-time undergraduate students during both the summer and academic year. Our goal is to increase the participation of underrepresented minority students in the geosciences and provide the support and training necessary to pursue a graduate degree. To do this we provide opportunities for students to: (1) Conduct lab and field research with UNC faculty, (2) Earn a $6000 stipend, (3) Participate in graduate school preparation seminars, (4) Attend informal gatherings with fellow undergraduate research assistants and faculty and mentors in this field, (5) Present your work at regional or national conferences, and (6) in some cases find a continued academic year research.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Michele Drostin: michele.drostin@unc.edu (919) 966-9802

Administrative Unit: Institute for Marine Sciences
Program Title: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Web Link(s): http://marine.unc.edu/students/undergraduate/undergraduate-research/, http://www.unc.edu/ims/reu/index.html (application)
Brief Description: This program seeks 8 motivated and talented undergraduate students interested in marine science to participate in a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense. Over ten weeks (May 19 – July 27), the successful applicants will develop the skills necessary to conduct research and communicate scientific results. In accordance with NSF REU programmatic goals, students early in their career and without significant prior research experience are preferred
Contact Email and Phone Number: Dept. of Marine Sciences: marinesciences@unc.edu (919) 962-1252

Administrative Unit: Music Department
Program Title: Mildred Brown Mayo Undergraduate Research Fund
Web Link: http://music.unc.edu/undergraduate/honors/mildred-brown-mayo-undergraduate-research-fund-in-music
Brief Description: The Music Department helps to fund independent research projects in the field of music through the Mildred Brown Mayo Undergraduate Research Fund in Music. All undergraduate music majors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. For the purposes of these awards, research is defined broadly to include academic scholarship in all fields of music, including music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, performance-based projects and composition.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Anne MacNeil: macneil@email.unc.edu (919) 962-1032

Administrative Unit: Office of the Chancellor
Program Title: Chancellor’s Science Scholars
Web Link: http://chancellorssciencescholars.web.unc.edu
Brief Description: The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program provides a pathway to success for highly able students who aspire to become leading PhD and MD/PhD scientists in our increasingly interdisciplinary world. Aiming to increase the diversity among future science leaders, the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program provides a head start for superb students, allowing them to succeed in math, science and engineering at the highest level. Science Scholars conduct independent research projects under the guidance of a mentoring circle, composed of faculty, graduate students, and professionals on campus. The program begins with an accelerated six-week residential experience the summer before their first year.
Contact Email and Phone Number:  Lauren Thomas laurendt@email.unc.edu(919) 843-9070

Administrative Unit: The Office for Undergraduate Research
Program Title: ACCIAC Summer Research Scholarship
Web Link: https://our.unc.edu/students/funding-opportunities/fellowships/surf/
Brief Description: The ACCIAC Summer Research Scholarship provides funding for one SURF award of $5,000 for a mentored research project with a faculty member from another ACC university.
Contact Email and Phone Number:  Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763

Administrative Unit: The Office for Undergraduate Research
Program Title: Science and Math Achievement and Resourcefulness Track Program (SMART)
Web Link: http://www.unc.edu/depts/our/students/fellowship_supp/smart.html
Brief Description: All currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students in good academic standing who have completed no more than two semesters of academic work are eligible to apply. 10 selected rising sophomore students will spend eight weeks during the summer doing 30 hours of research per week with a faculty advisor in Physics, Chemistry, Math, Computer Science, Biology, or Geology. They may also work with a postdoctoral or graduate student mentor. Students may also enroll in one 3 hour course for each of UNC’s two sessions of Summer School.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763

Administrative Unit: The Office for Undergraduate Research
Program Title: Science and Math Achievement and Resourcefulness Track for Transfer Students (SMART-Transfers)
Web Link: http://www.unc.edu/depts/our/students/fellowship_supp/smart_transfer.html
Brief Description: Students will be nominated to apply to the program based on their academic achievements in their first semester after transferring to Carolina. Selected students will be matched to a laboratory based on their interests. They will carry out a research project while “shadowing” their undergraduate mentor during the second summer session (5 weeks), together with advice from a faculty research advisor and a graduate student co-mentor. Students are expected to devote 30 hours/week to lab work and program activities. Students may also choose to enroll in a single course during the second summer session if they wish.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763

Administrative Unit: Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)
Program Title: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Web Link: http://our.unc.edu/surf
Brief Description: All currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students in good academic standing who will graduate after November and who wish to engage in undergraduate research, scholarship or performance for at least 9 weeks, with a minimum 20 hours/week, between May 13 and August 16 are eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled the semester before (spring) and the semester after (fall) completion of the SURF. The projects must be carried out under the supervision of a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty research advisor, and additional collaboration with a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student mentor is encouraged. Selected students will receive at least $3,000. Honors students selected for the The William W. and Ida W. Taylor Fellowship receive $4000.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763

Administrative Unit: Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)
Program Title: Travel Award
Web Link: http://our.unc.edu/students/funding-opportunities/conference-travel-award/
Brief Description: The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) announces the availability of awards (up to $500) to UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students to defray the cost of travel to present results of their research or creative performance at a professional conference in their field. The travel awards are made possible by a generous gift from the McGee Family Undergraduate Research Fund. Since these funds are used for registration and travel expenses, this award is sometimes referred to as the “Travel Award.” Successful applicants will be reimbursed for up to $500 of their travel and/or meeting registration expenses. While financial need is a consideration for selection, it is not the only criterion. We welcome applications that reflect presentations from diverse disciplines as represented in the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the professional schools. We also encourage applications from diverse student populations such as first-time and experienced presenters.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763

Administrative Units: Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) & Honors Carolina
Program Title: The William W and Ida W. Taylor Honors Mentored Research Fellowship
Web Link: our.unc.edu/surf
Brief Description: The William W. and Ida W. Taylor Fellowships provide $4,000 grants for students working on a faculty-mentored research project during the summer. The fellowships provide opportunities for students to continue work they may already have begun with a faculty member, to get a head start on a senior honors thesis, or to travel to distant libraries, labs, or archives that might otherwise be beyond reach. Applications are encouraged from all disciplines. Applications are submitted through the Office for Undergraduate Research.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Monica Richard: mrichard@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7763 

Administrative Unit: Physics and Astronomy Department
Program Title: Computational and applied physics (CAP) research experience for undergraduates (REU)
Web Link: http://physics.unc.edu/cap/
Brief Description: Full-time summer research experience including joint computing seminars and social activities, plus an individualized project working in a UNC research group. Hands-on seminars cover mathematical modeling, Fourier methods/wavelets, visualization, Monte Carlo simulation, high-performance parallel programming, real-time instrument control, python scripting, and analysis with Mathematica.Students are also coached on data display and presentation skills for poster and talk sessions, as well as on preparing for and applying to graduate school. UNC Chapel Hill Physics & Astronomy Department. Housing will be provided, along with up to $500 toward travel to Chapel Hill and a $5000 summer stipend.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Adrienne Smith: adrglend@email.unc.edu (919) 962-2078

Administrative Unit: Religious Studies Department
Program Title: The Bernard Boyd Memorial Fellowship
Web Link: http://religion.unc.edu/undergraduate/research-travel-opportunities/
Brief Description: The Boyd Fellowship is a $11,000 fellowship given annually to a major or double major in the Department of Religious Studies who plans to pursue either graduate or professional education in religion. Current majors, as well as those who graduated the preceding year but did not immediately enter graduate or professional school in religion, are eligible. All currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill Honors students in good academic standing who will graduate after November and wish to engage in undergraduate research or artistic projects for at least six (6) weeks between May 10 and August 22 are eligible to apply. The projects must be carried out under the supervision of a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty mentor. Applicants may work on projects of their own design or participate in their faculty mentors’ ongoing research efforts. Applications are welcome from students in all majors and disciplines.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Dept. of Religious Studies: religion-web@unc.edu (919) 962-5666

Administrative Unit: Religious Studies Department
Program Title: The William W and Ida W. Taylor Honors Mentored Research Fellowship
Web Link: http://religion.unc.edu/undergraduate/research-travel-opportunities/
Brief Description: The fellowship provides $4,000 grants for students working on a faculty-mentored research project during the summer. All currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill Honors students in good academic standing who will graduate after November 2010 and wish to engage in undergraduate research or artistic projects for at least six (6) weeks between May 10, 2010 and August 22, 2010 are eligible to apply. The projects must be carried out under the supervision of a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty mentor. Applicants may work on projects of their own design or participate in their faculty mentors’ ongoing research efforts. Applications are welcome from students in all majors and disciplines. Students may not accept a Taylor Fellowship and either a Burch Fellowship or a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (offered through the Office for Undergraduate Research) during the same summer.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Dept. of Religious Studies: religion-web@unc.edu (919) 962-5666

Administrative Unit: Romance Languages Department
Program Title: Thomas Henry Wilson, Sr. Undergraduate Research Fund
Web Link: http://roml.unc.edu/undergraduate-programs/wilson-award/
Brief Description: The Thomas Henry Wilson, Sr. Undergraduate Research Fund in Romance Languages provides support for an undergraduate with a first or second major in Spanish or a minor in Spanish to conduct research in a Spanish-speaking country during the summer. The award must be used by the end of the summer prior to graduation.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Sheena Melton: smelton@email.unc.edu (919) 962-2062

Administrative Unit: Sangam
Program Title: Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship
Web Link: http://uncmgf.wix.com/home
Brief Description: This fellowship awards two summer grants of up to $3,000 each to develop and implement civic engagement projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs in one of the eight South Asian countries. Projects are to be carried out in the summer months. Any returning, full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill is eligible to apply.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Fellowship administration: uncmgf@gmail.com; for application questions contact Kinnari Buch: kbuch@live.unc.edu or Alyssa Dakoriya: dakoriya@live.unc.edu

Administrative Unit: Sangam
Program Title: Asia Honors Thesis Research Grant
Web Link: http://carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/faculty-course-development-and-travel-grants/
Brief Description: The Carolina Asia Center will support up to three undergraduate students working on an Honors Thesis on Asia in 2014-2015. The award amount is up to $400 each. These awards are intended to help offset expenses incurred by students undertaking senior honors projects on East, South, Southeast Asia or transnational Asia/Asian American studies. These awards can be taken in addition to the Honors Thesis Research Grant offered by the Honors Department. The deadline for the grant is Tuesday, April 08, 2014.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Fellowship administration: uncmgf@gmail.com; for application questions contact Kinnari Buch: kbuch@live.unc.edu , Alyssa Dakoriya: dakoriya@live.unc.edu

Administrative Unit: School of Medicine
Program Title: The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE-REU)
Web Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/oge/stad/sure/
Brief Description: (SURE-REU) Program in Molecular Biosciences at UNC-Chapel Hill provides talented undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out independent research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors in the following areas: biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, cellular biophysics, structural biology, computational biology, genetics, genomics, and proteomics. For 10 weeks during the summer, undergraduate students are immersed in the SURE-REU (REU program in Molecular Biosciences) experience; they work side-by-side with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty who serve as role models and as mentors.
Contact Email and Phone Number: School of Medicine: sure@med.unc.edu

Administrative Unit: School of Medicine
Program Title: Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR)
Web Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/oge/stad/solar
Brief Description: UNC’s Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR) Program is an intensive 10-week experience designed to prepare under represented minority students for graduate research and careers in science.  The program is open to rising juniors and seniors from underrepresentated populations.  Our goal is to provide undergraduate students interested in careers in biomolecular research with an opportunity to carry out independent research projects under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor. This intense summer research experience will introduce you to cutting-edge research and will provide you with a realistic view of graduate school and biomedical research careers. You will be immersed in the research process, including the design of a research project, methods for conducting controlled experiments, data collection, data analysis, and team-work. We will help you develop strong scientific communication skills and you will have the opportunity to present your work in the cross-campus summer research poster session at the end of the summer.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Jessica Harrell, SOLAR Director, jharrell@med.unc.edu, (919) 843-1570

Administrative Unit: School of Nursing
Program Title: Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation
Web Link: https://nursing.unc.edu/hillman/
Brief Description: Each year, six undergraduate nursing students will enter the Hillman Scholars Program, which puts them on an academic path that culminates in a PhD in nursing. After finishing the BSN requirements, the Scholars can complete the PhD program in approximately three to four years. By integrating the nursing education traditionally associated with the BSN program with advanced study as nurse scientists and innovative leaders, the program prepares scholars to influence health care beginning early in their careers. Hillman Scholars Program applications are typically due in the fall of each year.
Contact Email and Phone Number: Office of Student Affairs: nursing@unc.edu (919) 966-4260 

Administrative Unit: Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Program Title: The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)
Web Link: http://murap.unc.edu/
Brief Description: The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented students from diverse backgrounds. MURAP aims at fostering the entrance of students into graduate school and faculty positions in academia. Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 18-22 undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience.
Contact Email and Phone Number:  MURAP administration: murap@unc.edu (919) 962-6811

Administrative Unit: UNC Study Abroad Office
Program Title: Carolina Southeast Asia Summer Program (SEAS)
Web Link: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/Singapore/contact/index.html
Brief Description: Carolina Southeast Asia Summer Program (SEAS) is an eight -week experience in Southeast Asia that is offered 25 students during the summer following their first year at Carolina The first half will be based at the National University of Singapore and will include a long-weekend excursion to Brunei, while the students will spend the last part of the program in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by Mahidol University International College.
Contact Email and Phone Number:  Director Bob Miles bob.miles@unc.edu (919) 843-6299.

Administrative Unit: UNC Study Abroad Office
Program Title: The Phillips Ambassadors Program
Web Link: http://phillips.studyabroad.unc.edu/page/overview
Brief Description: Recipients will receive a financial scholarship of up to $7,500 for semester and year-long programs and up to $5000 for summer programs to go toward the costs of the study abroad program in Asia. All UNC students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who are accepted to a UNC-approved study abroad program in Asia, other than the SEAS and the Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies programs, are eligible to apply to become Phillips Ambassadors.
Contact Email and Phone Number:  Janet Walters, Phillips Ambassadors program manager, janet_walters@unc.edu or (919) 801-8283; Lindsay Heiser, Asia programs coordinator, lheiser@email.unc.edu or (919) 843-6299.

Administrative Unit: UNC Study Abroad Office
Program Title: Various Programs
Web Link: http://studyabroad.unc.edu
Brief Description: Many of the 320 approved summer, semester, and year-long study abroad programs offer opportunities for UNC undergraduates to participate in research alongside coursework abroad.  In some cases the research is a formal credit bearing opportunity, and in other cases students initiate a research opportunity by connecting with a professor at one of UNC’s partner universities.
Contact Email and Phone Number: abroad@unc.edu