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Spotlight: Charlotte Research Scholars Summer Program

Date Published:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) is currently seeking rising seniors to apply now for the 2013 Charlotte Research Scholars summer program.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Graduate School, and Charlotte Research Institute. It will provide 60 UNC Charlotte undergraduate students with funding to participate in a 10-week research program. The scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training, and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium, to held on August 1 in the Student Union.

During last summer’s inaugural program, fifty undergraduates staked their claim to a novel research opportunity as the first participants in the Charlotte Research Scholars program. These select scholars worked on new and original research projects related to their disciplines to gain greater exposure to the discovery process, while working with faculty mentors.

"Part of the value in attending a research university as an undergraduate is being able to learn in an environment that allows you to take part in the process of discovery," said Provost Joan Lorden. "The Charlotte Research Scholars program will give participants an intense immersion experience in research working with faculty, graduate students and other professionals on topics that they might otherwise only read about."

Program Details:

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 25, 2013, 5:00 PM
  • Program Length: May 28 - Aug. 3, 2013 (10 weeks)
  • Eligibility: Undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and between 50 and 110 credit hours by Spring 2013
  • Compensation: Scholars will receive a $4,000 fellowship
  • Application: Apply online