Faculty Resources

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Planning your Summer Research Program

VT Undergraduate Research Journals

Resources from outside the university

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The National Center for Education Research(NCER) and the National Center for Special Education (NCSER) at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The National Geographic Society
Grants awarded for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest

The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program
Funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund "proof of concept" research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs.

A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for Pre-service Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry Teachers

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE)
Provides institutional and fellowship grant funding to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and in area and international studies.

Undergraduate Research and the Digital Humanities

Did you know?

We acquired "mentor" from the literature of ancient Greece.

In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus was away from home fighting and journeying for 20 years. During that time, Telemachus, the son he left as a babe in arms, grew up under the supervision of Mentor, an old and trusted friend. When the goddess Athena decided it was time to complete the education of young Telemachus, she visited him disguised as Mentor and they set out together to learn about his father.

Today, we use the word mentor for anyone who is a positive, guiding influence in another (usually younger) person's life.  

- Merriam Webster