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Research Opportunities at Virginia Tech

Review the opportunities listed below. If a deadline has passed, do not let that discourage you! Check out our version of 'help wanted' ads posted by faculty on Handshake. For up-to-date information like this, sign up for the OUR newsletter.

And remember, its never too early to start planning for next year. If you see a program that interests you, but the deadline has passed, put a reminder in your calendar for next year, keeping them in mind as you map out your time as an undergraduate student here at Virginia Tech.

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*Important Note*

Receipt of monetary awards can impact student financial aid. Students receiving financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office before accepting a research fellowship, scholarship, or engaging in research for pay.

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    Beckman Scholars

    The Beckman Scholars Program is a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences, or biochemistry at Virginia Tech.

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    CNRE Research Support Fund – Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    Funds are available from the College of Natural Resources and Environment to incentivize undergraduate student engagement in research.

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    F.I.R.E. Starters

    A new undergraduate research program that aims to increase access to and training for research opportunities for underrepresented minority students.

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    First-Year Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    Funded by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, the First-Year FURF Program provides first-year students, who are new to research, with authentic research experiences in their chosen discipline, under the direct mentorship of a faculty member.

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    Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    Student Deadline: February 26, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Faculty Deadline: February 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. The Fralin SURF program is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time (~40 hrs/week) research in the life sciences and related professional development activities that mirror graduate training.

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    Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship (FURF)

    Applications are accepted April through August (specific dates vary by year). A competitive award program open to all Virginia Tech undergraduates in all disciplines with a goal of increasing diversity in research.

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    Global Change Center Undergraduate Research Grants , redirect

    Accepts proposals from undergraduate students and their GC-affiliated faculty mentor(s) to support undergraduate research that will advance the missions of the GCC.

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    Honors College Funding Opportunities , redirect

    Meant to enhance students’ experiences at Virginia Tech.

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    ICAT Student Grant , redirect

    Monthly rolling, last day of month, 5:00 p.m. ICAT invites applications for small projects that are creative, innovative and show a strong potential for contribution toward the goals of ICAT. These funds can be used to pursue a range of transdisciplinary activities including creative projects, pilot studies, feasibility studies, or preliminary research.

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    ICTAS Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    Deadline: November 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Supports early career undergraduates involved in mentored research at Virginia Tech. The goal of the program is to enable students to extend their current research projects and experience a step further with independent funding, so that they can devote additional time to their project, under the supervision of their chosen mentor.