November deadline is for following spring semester. May deadline is for following fall semester. Apply by 5pm.
Can be used for
- Team must include 3-5 undergraduate students.
- Team must represent at least two disciplines.
- Students will register for a 1-credit course (IDST 195) under the supervision of the faculty advisor as part of the award.
- URCTs will be required to present their findings at the Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research.
URCT’s are small “strike teams” of students from multiple disciplines who will execute well-defined, one semester projects guided by a faculty advisor. The goals of the URCT program are to (1) provide students with opportunities for inquiry and discovery in the context of real-world cutting-edge research, and (2) foster interactions between disciplines (e.g. Humanities and Natural and Social Sciences) that reflect the diversity of perspectives necessary to solve society’s problems.
URCT proposals can be generated by faculty members or students in all disciplines who have a well-defined research question, outreach need, or design challenge that could be completed in a relatively short time period by an interdisciplinary team of 3-5 undergraduate students.
Students may register their interest to participate in the URCT Program by completing the online URCT Interest Form. This will place your name in the URCT Interest Database, where faculty may search for possible project participants.
Students will register for a 1-credit course (IDST 195) under the supervision of the faculty advisor as part of the award. URCTs will be required to present their findings at the Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research.