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Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research promotes and supports undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities in all academic disciplines. Undergraduate Research is one of the "High Impact Practices" strongly encouraged by education experts and offers students an experience that will make an enormous difference in their career paths and lives.

Our Office provides Undergraduate Research Fellowships and Undergraduate Travel Fellowships to Central students and hosts the annual Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) at which students can present their work.

New for 2013-2014:

  • Applications for Undergraduate Research and Travel Fellowships are accepted on NOVEMBER 15 and FEBRUARY 15.  Please use the 2013-2014 Application Forms posted on each fellowship's page.
  • A new GROUP Research Fellowship application is designed to fund projects with three or more students and with a maximum award of $1200.
  • To better distribute funds across disciplines and research projects, each faculty mentor's students can receive a maximum of $1500 in funding for research for each academic year. 
  • Funds cannot be used to support xeroxing/copying fees on campus, financial incentives/reimbursement for human research participants, or for projects required as part of standard coursework.
  • Travel Authorization Forms are NO longer required as part of Travel Fellowship submissions but will need to be completed if students receive funding.
  • SOURCE 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 15, in the Student Union and Recreation Center on campus and at dates to be announced later at the university centers.  The website to submit abstracts for presentations will open in March and will close in early April.

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