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Apply to Join the Undergraduate Research Network

Applications due September 11, 2019  at 11:59 p.m.

The Undergraduate Research Network (URN) is a special-status organization under the Center for Undergraduate Excellence that actively supports students through the research process. We provide such opportunities as grant-writing seminars, lab tours, poster sessions, and journal publications. We welcome students throughout the sciences and humanities to apply for an URN officer position or editor of the Oculus, our associated multidisciplinary research journal. Applications have been extended to be due on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Please direct questions to

URN Travel Grant Info Session

    • The URN Travel Grant is available to anyone who plans to attend and present research at a conference. Available for any field. Grant capped at $1500.

  • When: Monday, September 16th at 7:30 PMin Newcomb 177.

Research in Neuroscience

    • Interested in studying Neuroscience? Interested in research? Come learn about what it’s like to find a lab, apply to the major, and more from current Neuroscience majors and researchers!

  • When: Tuesday, September 17th at 5 PM in Newcomb 177.

Research Fair

    • Meet professors that are actively looking for undergraduate research assistants as well as other research and grant opportunities. There will be food and coffee!

  • When: Wednesday, September 18th from 1-3 PM in Newcomb Ballroom

How to get involved in research with UNLEASH

    • UNLEASH is an online application to get into labs here at UVA. Come to this info session to learn information, tips, and more about its application process. Current researchers will be available to look at application materials and offer advice!

  • When: Thursday, September 19th. 5 PM in Clark Online Classroom


Student Research/Administrative Assistant (Student Wage)

Apply through Workday!

The Department of Public Health Sciences seeks a work-study eligible student to assist with Research/Administrative duties to start Fall 2019. We seek a graduate or undergraduate student to work 10-12 hours per week. Position compensation: $12.00 hourly. Find more details about this position in Workday by searching requisition number R0009221.

1st year PhD student doing autism research was interested in recruiting an undergrad student to her lab. She wants to be contacted so she can provide more information about her research so that her lab can be advertised to students and/or listed in the UNLEASH portal. Her name is Eleonora Sadikova and her email is