OUR Newsletter: February 21, 2017

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:

• OUR News

• Get Research Experience

• Opportunities for Faculty

• Make a Gift


OUR News

Present at the

Celebration of Undergraduate Research!

The 18th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research at UNC-Chapel Hill will be held April 27, 2017, from 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. The Recognition Ceremony will follow immediately after in the Union Auditorium. This event is free, open to the public, and registration is not required.

Undergraduate students present research in all disciplines in concurrent poster and panel sessions. Students can also use the Celebration as an opportunity to meet potential faculty advisors and find out about research opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. To submit an abstract to present at the Celebration, click hereThe deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.




SURF Applications Due February 23, 2017!!

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides UNC undergraduates with a funded opportunity to engage in research, scholarship, or performance for at least 9 weeks during the summer. The deadline for submissions is February 23, 2017. To apply, click here.  


Get Research Experience

The NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) is now accepting applications for summer 2016. In addition to full-time biomedical research opportunities, the NIH SIP provides career development opportunities for all summer interns, including workshops, courses, journal clubs and access to the OITE Career Services Center. The SIP application deadline is March 1, 2017, but students who apply early have an advantage.




The Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) was established to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017. For more information, contact best_bioepi@cumc.columbia.edu.




Opportunities for Faculty


There is a call for papers for the Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM) Fall 2017 special issue on Co-mentoring, Mentoring Networks, and Mentoring Models. Educators and students are invited to submit papers that explore the use of nontraditional models of mentoring across various disciplines. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017




The Ackland Art Museum offers funding to support either a new course or revisions to an existing course that directly engages with the Museum's collection. Tenured or tenure-track faculty, fixed term faculty, or lecturers in any discipline may apply. The Ackland's expectation is that the course developed with these funds will be taught three or more times. The course should be taught for the first time during or before the 2018-2019 academic year, and at least twice more within the next five years. Applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information, click here.



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