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URSCO Fall 2017 announcements

Events, funding opportunities, and more

Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Savannah Hutko.
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Campus RainWorks Challenge

Faculty and Students: Have you ever wanted to make a significant change to benefit the environment? Do you care about your campus? Are you competitive? Now’s your chance to make a difference!

The US EPA is sponsoring the collegiate 2017 RainWorks Challenge, an opportunity for interdisciplinary perspectives to address stormwater runoff on campus. The challenge offers both a financial reward, valuable experience, and influential connections to enhance your professional career prospects.

Teams of UNCG faculty and students submit proposals fostering cooperative research and development for green infrastructure on campus. The projects will showcase the environmental, economic, social, and aesthetic benefits of sustainable stormwater management.

Get involved and contribute your expertise and vision! 

To express interest, please send a message to dmhaller@uncg.edu by September 7 

FUNDING: URCA Spring 2018 accepting proposals through Oct 1

We are accepting requests for support through the general URCA (Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award) and Globally Engaged URCA fund lines for Spring 2018. GE URCA proposals may include requests for Spring and Summer terms. Don’t miss this October 1 deadline. (Full Summer requests are due Feb 11.)  


The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) will begin accepting abstracts in September for student participation in the November 4 conference. The 13th Annual SNCURCS will be held on the campus of Campbell University, located in Buies Creek, NC.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 11.  

Let’s send a great showing of our student scholars to Campbell. 

Note: the URSCO will pay registration fees and provide travel assistance for any UNCG student participating. Contact us for additional information.

George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grants

Application Information — deadline: October 11

The George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Awards have been developed to promote early involvement in the research process through support of sophomores in a research project of their design. These awards are designed to assist students with development and engagement in undergraduate research.  Students from all disciplines are invited to apply for the awards.

  • Awards will be made to sophomores only.
  • The call for proposals will go out near the start of the fall semester of the academic year.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by faculty familiar with the field of study (discipline).
  • Recommendations for funding will be considered by a committee appointed by the SNCURCS advisory board.
  • Students will be notified approximately 1 week prior to the fall symposium.
  • Awards will be presented at the fall symposium.

o Students are encouraged to apply for $100 – $200.

o The maximum award would be $500

  • Students will be expected to participate in the symposium the following year.

URSCO Student Travel Grants

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office has limited resources to support student travel to disseminate results of scholarly inquiry at conferences/exhibitions. Support can include costs of travel, room, board, and registration. The maximum request amount is $500. Requests are due by the 1st of each month, with award announcement by month’s end. Funds are distributed as a reimbursement upon the completion of travel and presentation.

Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo

As you know, the URSCO hosts UNCG’s annual celebration of student scholarship. Presentation formats include Posters, Oral, Scholarly Performance/Film, Music or Video Productions, and Exhibit/Display.We hope to see representation of scholarship from every department on campus!

  • We begin accepting abstracts:January 29.
  • Abstract deadline:February 26
  • ALL UNCG undergraduates engaged in faculty-mentored inquiry are encouraged to participate.

 SAVE THE DATE for the 12th Annual Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo on Tuesday April 3, 2018.

Faculty Development Opportunities…

September 11, 3:00-4:00 – Faculty Center
How to write a good URCA proposal

September 21, 11:30-1 – Faculty Center
High-Impact Practices Brown Bag

October 16, 3:00-4:00 – Faculty Center
Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creative Inquiry

November 14, 11:30-1 – Faculty Center
High-Impact Practices Brown Bag

Register here.For more information, see URSCO for Faculty.