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Undergraduate Research Network Newsletter

Monday, November 8, 2021

UVa’s interdisciplinary research committee



Upcoming Opportunities

The American Chemistry Society Student Chapter and the Global Infectious Diseases Association (GIDA) will be hosting an Undergraduate Research Panel on Wednesday, November 10th from 6-7pm at Dell 2 Room 103! They are hosting a panel of undergraduates currently involved in research who will be sharing their experiences and answering any questions you may have about getting involved. 

Do you have research experience and want to be a part of their panel? Send an email to [email protected]



Office of Citizen Scholar Development Fellowships Series

Every Monday at 4pm in the Rotunda Multipurpose Room, UVA’s Office of Citizen Scholar Development has information sessions, workshops, and panel discussions for students. Upcoming events are as follows:

11/8: Boren Awards Information Session

11/15: Davis Projects for Peace Information Session

11/22: Intro to the Office of Citizen Scholar Development and Q&A

11/29: UK Fellows Information Session

12/6: Udall Scholarship Information Session 

See for more information.



Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Series  

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 4pm, The Office of Undergraduate Research hosts a workshop to support undergraduate research and creative inquiry in Clemons Library Room 204. Upcoming events are as follows:

11/17: Funding your research

12/1: Getting started in research and creative inquiry

See to learn more. 



The American Association for Cancer Research has several upcoming scholarship opportunities to fund research, research-related travel, and education for those interested in cancer research-related topics. They have also compiled significant summer internship resources for interested students. See for more information on these resources. 



UPWARDS: Underrepresented Minorities Working Towards Research Diversity in Science Undergraduate Summer Research Experience is a paid full-time research intern program aiming to address barriers preventing minority students from pursuing and succeeding in graduate programs and cancer-related careers. The UPWARDS Training Program will cultivate undergraduate minority scientists with the goal of increasing diversity in biomedical graduate programs and in the cancer research workforce. The experience will be held for 10 weeks from June through August; for 40 hours per week. To learn more about the program, to find out how to apply, and view the faculty mentors please visit the following website: 



Undergraduate research program with IBM Quantum, Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP): This unique 12 week program consists of six weeks of academic research at Princeton working at any quantum-related group (, followed by six weeks at IBM Quantum in the TJ Watson Laboratory at Yorktown Heights. Housing and a stipend are offered at both sites. The whole program will be complemented by a summer seminar series with talks across a large range of topics in quantum information and different quantum platforms. Recommended that students have prior research experience and a strong academic record. The application deadline is January 15, 2022. Administrative inquiries should be sent to Sandra Lam, [email protected]. Learn more at



Boston University’s NSF NRT Research Training Program on the topical area of Understanding the Brain with a specialization in Neurophotonics, the understanding of how neural activities at the cellular scale drive computation, behavior and psychology. The NRT program in Neurophotonics will include research that uses light and photo-activated materials to study, control and image neurons and neural circuits with cellular and sub-cellular resolution. Students will earn a doctoral degree in the department to which they have applied and been accepted (Neuroscience, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical, Electrical and Computer, or Mechanical Engineering, or Psychological Brain Sciences), but they may have a co-advisor from a collaborative department in whose laboratory they will conduct research. If students are interested in the NRT program, at the start of their personal statement, they should include: “I am interested in being considered as a Candidate for the NSF NRT in Neurophotonics”. They can also reach out to [email protected] to ensure that their application is flagged as a potential candidate for enrollment at BU and our NRT program and request to receive a grad school application fee waiver. For flyer and website application: For questions or concerns call/text Prof. Helen Fawcett at 857-753-1719 or emailat [email protected].



Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s (VSGC) 2022-23 Scholarship/Fellowship program is now accepting applications. The research must be of interest to NASA, student-led, and faculty mentored. They typically award about 50 students through these two research opportunities.

Undergrad Research Scholarships:

Graduate Research Fellowships:

The deadline to apply is January 28, 2022!  Letters of reference are due on Feb. 4, 2022.

For more information please contact Joyce Kuberek at 757-766-5210 or [email protected].



UVA Library’s Research Data Services is hosting a Fall Workshops Series where students can learn more about R, Python, Zotero, and many other research-related softwares. Check out and sign up for any of the remaining workshops here. Upcoming Workshops include: Scientific Computing with Julia on Rivanna, Scientific Image Processing with Python, Accelerate Python with RAPIDS


The Virginia Policy Review, a student-led policy journal at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is looking for submissions to their upcoming Journal titled “New Horizons: Policies for a Post-Covid World.” Your piece may take the form of a recommended policy response to a public problem (especially one highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic), or an analysis of how effective current policies are with a portion that addresses their future in a post-Covid world. Given the broad ramifications of Covid on all levels of public policy, there are many different potential topics that may be addressed.

If you or someone you know are interested and have the time, they kindly request that you submit a piece on their website,, which has more details about articles; the deadline for submissions is January 3, 2022.