OUR Newsletter
January 27, 2014

The Office for Undergraduate Research newsletter is published bi-weekly to share news about undergraduate research at UNC, relevant events, accomplishments of our students and faculty, and more.  For additional information, please visit our website or email us at our@unc.edu.

In this newsletter:

On the Blogs

OUR Blog: Read about undergraduates and their contributions to neurobiology research.

GRC Blog: Read about undergraduate research in a GRC-supported research-exposure course in Art History.

Upcoming OUR Events

If you're thinking of applying for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, plan ahead to attend our second and final SURF Information Session:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
5:00-6:30 p.m.
FPG Student Union, Room 3408

In this workshop, you will hear from past Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipients about how they developed their successful proposals. There will also be a short presentation by the Writing Center on how to develop proposals. A representative from the Office of Human Research Ethics will also speak briefly about human subjects research. You will have the opportunity to talk with OUR staff about proposal design, and learn more about SURF Peer Writing Advisors who can give you valuable feedback on your proposal prior to submission.


Are you interested in presenting at the upcoming ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference? The application deadline is February 1.

GRC Program

Are you thinking of applying for a Graduate Research Consultant for your Maymester or summer course? The application deadline for Maymester/Summer courses is January 27. Check out more information about the deadlines and application process.

OUR News

Congratulations to OUR Ambassador Layla Quran. Layla will be presenting her research at the upcoming National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April. Layla was also a finalist for and a runner-up award winner of the 2014 Martin Luther King Scholarship.

Congratulations to Jane Hartung and Shawn Jones, both of whom have been awarded a Graduate Student Mentor Award. Their awards will be presented at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research symposium on April 14, 2014.

Congratulations to SURF recipient Sarah Bufkin; Sarah has earned a Mitchell Scholarship to study in Belfast after graduation.

Congratulations to Dillon Crockett, an HHMI-Future Teachers participant, on being awarded a Phillips Travel Scholarship.

Are you planning to take a research-intensive course during Maymester/Summer School 2014? Apply for tuition support through our new Summer Award for Research-Intensive Courses. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2014.

Summer Research Opportunities

Project IMHOTEP is accepting applications for its eleven-week internship, which includes classroom training and research experience. This opportunity is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.  Interns  receive a $3,500 stipend, lodging, and travel to and from their site location and city of origin. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world's largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program. The deadline to apply for this paid summer research experience is January 31, 2014.

The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers. The deadline to apply for this paid summer research experience is February 3, 2014.

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (MURAP) is accepting applications for its upcoming summer paid research internship.  The application deadline is February 7, 2014.  More details are available here.

The Summer Research Initiative at the University of Maryland is designed to encourage and enhance the diversity of scholars working in the social and behavioral science fields. The program includes an educational component as well as research experience. Students receive a stipend, housing and travel expenses.  The application deadline is February 14, 2014.

Undergraduate students are invited to apply to participate in a 10-week summer research program in environmental microbiology at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. More information is available here. The deadline is February 14, 2014.

The National Science Foundation is sponsoring a Summer Research Experience in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri to engage students in high quality research on topics in Physics: materials and modeling. The deadline to apply is March 1. 2014.

The University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium offers multiple summer programs to provide research experiences. Deadlines and stipends vary.

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