(1) URP Resources
- Information Sessions – Fridays, 2:30-3:20 pm
- Drop-In Advising Hours – Wednesdays 2-4 pm, Thursdays 10-12 am
- Research Opportunities Database
- GEN ST 391I: Research Exposed!
(2) Research Opportunities
- Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program – Apply by 1/2/18
(3) Scholarships & Awards
- Scholarship Fridays – Information Sessions during autumn quarter
- Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship – Apply by 10/27/17
- Mary Gates Endowment for Students Research Scholarships – Apply by 10/30/17
- Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) – Apply by 11/5/17
- Goldwater Scholarship – Apply by 11/13/17
- Truman Scholarship Nomination – Apply by 11/27/17
- Udall Scholarship Nomination – Apply by 11/28/17
(4) Conferences & Leadership Opportunities
- UW Graduate School Fair – 10/26/17
- U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity – 10/26/17
- Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill – Apply by 11/1/17
- Alternative Spring Break – Apply by 11/3/17
(1) URP Resources
Undergraduate Research Program Information Sessions – Fridays 2:30-3:20 pm
Research information sessions are designed for undergraduates who have yet to begin research. They provide information on how to get started in research, funding, and suggestions for contacting potential faculty mentors. RSVP for an information session here.
Drop-In Advising Sessions
Already involved in research or following up on an info session? Come to URP drop-in advising hours to meet one-on-one with a URP adviser.
- Wednesdays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Thursdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No appointment is necessary for drop-in advising. Simply check in with the front desk in MGH 171 when you arrive. Be sure to bring any draft documents you would like to review such as a resume, cover letter email, or position posting.
Research Opportunities Database
Undergraduate research opportunities are available throughout the academic year at UW and its partner institutions. The URP database includes several hundred opportunities currently available to undergraduate students and is a great way to begin searching for the research opportunity that’s right for you. Be sure to review URP guidelines before using the database, and come talk to a URP adviser for help preparing your resume and cover letter for these opportunities. The database can be found here.
GEN ST 391I: Research Exposed!
Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I) is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.
Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask speakers questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter, 3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary. Visit the website to view autumn quarter speaker schedule.
See the UW Time Schedule entry (SLN 15698) to register.
(3) Research Opportunities
Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program – Apply by 1/2/18
The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program offers “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. The program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. More information about the program can be found here.
(4) Scholarships & Awards
Scholarship Fridays – Information Sessions during autumn quarter
The Mary Gates Endowment for Students and Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) are pleased to announce “Scholarship Fridays,” weekly information sessions where students can learn more about a variety of scholarships! Learn more about Mary Gates Scholarships here and OMSFA scholarships here.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship – Apply by 10/27/17
The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship is a unique opportunity for seniors wishing to pursue PhDs, and first-year grad students, in any of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents. The fellowship provides a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend up to $32,000/year for up to 5 years. More information about the fellowship can be found here.
Mary Gates Endowment for Students Research Scholarships – Apply by 10/30/17
Mary Gates Scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research projects. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major, residency status, or UW campus. Learn more about the scholarship and upcoming information sessions here.
Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) – Apply by 11/5/17
SURE-EH is now accepting applications from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.
Goldwater Scholarship – Apply by 11/13/17
The Goldwater Scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded to sophomores or juniors during the current academic year who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in research careers. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Additional application details can be found here and at the official Goldwater website.
(4) Conferences & Leadership Opportunities
UW Graduate School Fair – 10/26/17
The UW Graduate School Fair brings a wide variety of programs to you, here on the UW campus in Seattle. Anyone interested in learning more about graduate school should attend this event! UW current students and almuni, as well as local community members, are invited to attend the UW Graduate School Fair. Registration is not required, and this event is free for participants (students, alum, etc.) Learn more about the event here.
U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity – 10/26/17
U Lead We Lead uses the art of storytelling to motivate leaders of today and tomorrow. Three local luminaries will each share their story and perspectives, leading a discussion of timely and relevant questions about leadership for a more equitable world. Dinner will be provided. More information about the event can be found here.
Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill – Apply by 11/1/2017
The Council on Undergraduate Research is now accepting applications to the 22nd annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, DC. This competitive event gives students the opportunity to showcase their research to congressional members, meet with their representatives, and learn about advocacy for undergraduate research. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2017. More information about the event can be found here.
Alternative Spring Break – Apply by 11/3/17
Offered through the UW Pipeline Project, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides opportunities for undergraduates to teach, mentor, and learn with K-12 students across Washington State. This year, the Pipeline project will host two ASB programs, one focused on STEM, the other Environmental Science. To learn more, attend the ASB information session on October 27 in MGH 171E. Application information can be found here.