Undergraduate Studies | Research

Questions?


Questions?

  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
    202-885-3724
    undergradstudies@american.edu
    Leonard Hall, Room 101-F

    Stallings, Virginia (Lyn)
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Mailing Address

Whatever your major, American University will help you step outside the classroom to offer your gifts to a broader world. Start by talking to professors who share your interests. They will help steer you toward a great project and toward funding for it. The following list of undergraduate academic competitions, research and funding opportunities is by no means exhaustive! Honors students might be able to receive funding for capstone research though the Honors Program. For all students, your program or school is another great resource. Talk to your department chair or associate dean to learn more about the many opportunities available.

Undergraduate Academic Events

List of undergraduate events offered by the different academic units (PDF)

Conferences & Competitions

Scholarships & Awards

  • The AU Summer Scholars & Artists Fellowship

  • The Undergraduate Research Travel Grant

  • History: Undergraduate Awards

  • AU Library: Outstanding Research Award (Deadline March 31)

  • 2014 Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) and Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Health (SOAR-Health) Programs

    The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD) are jointly sponsoring the 2014 Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) and Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Health (SOAR-Health) Programs.

    The aim of the programs is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research (SOAR-MHHD) and clinical and translational research (SOAR-Health) careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR-Health program has been highly successful for several years and the SOAR-MHHD program launched in the spring of 2013 to much enthusiasm. We hope that the closer integration of these sister programs and the extended (Summer-Fall) program duration will further enhance the depth and scope of the research projects and the connections students will make with one another and with their research mentors.

    Students who might already be working on mentored research projects that could be extended to include a focus on clinical and translational research and health disparity issues are also encouraged to apply. In addition to a core focus on clinical, laboratory, or community-focused research experiences, each student will participate in a series of seminars, video discussion groups, journal clubs, and trips. We will do our best to match students with mentors who best fit their research interests.

    The announcement, application, recommendation form, and answers to frequently asked questions are at http://georgetownhowardctsa.org/education/career- development/summer-program. The application can be completed and returned electronically along with the required materials. The application deadline is March 31, 2014.