Union College Undergraduate Research Program

Student Research Grants

Student Research Grants

Apply for an SRG Goals and Review Schedule 2016-2017 The Student Research Grants were established to promote educational innovation and to help enrich the College’s educational programs.  Student Research Grants encourage intellectual curiosity and provide opportunities to exercise intellectual abilities.  Previous years’ funds were used to buy parts to construct an airplane, for costumes and shoes for a dance performance, for antibodies to study cell motility, and to pay participants in psychological studies, among many other projects. Application Due Dates (dropdown menu gives more information): Thu., Sept. 22 - Application Due Letter of Recommendation Due: Fri., Sept. 23 Notification of Decision: Fri., Oct. 14 Funds Available: Tues., Oct. 25 Deadline for Completing, Spending, and Turning in Receipts: Fri., May 12 Thu., Nov. 3 - Application Due Letter of Recommendation Due: Fri., Nov. 4 Notification of Decision: Fri., Dec. 2 Funds Available: Tues., Jan. 3 Deadline for Completing, Spending, and Turning in Receipts: Fri., May 12 Thu., Jan. 26 - Application Due Letter of Recommendation Due: Fri., Jan. 27 Notification of Decision: Fri., Feb. 24 Funds Available: Fri., March 10 Deadline...

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Student Conference Travel Grants

Student Conference Travel Grants

Apply for a Conference Travel Grant Professional Meetings Students who have done research at Union have the opportunity to present their results to a regional, national or international audience.  Trips are often organized by faculty.  Funding up to $500 is available to offset the cost of travel, hotel, meal and registration expenses.  In the past, students have presented their work at: American Chemical Society National and Regional Meetings American Neuropsychiatric Association APS Division of Nuclear Physics ASIANetwork Annual Conference ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge – East Eastern Psychological Association Conference Experimental Biology Geological Society of America, Northeast Region SAE Aero Airplane Design...

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Summer Research

Summer Research

  In 2016, more than 120 Union students participated in College-sponsored summer research programs.  Of these, over half were funded internally for summer research with a Union College faculty member through the Union College Summer Research Fellowship, the Summer Scholars Program, and departmental funds.  Others were supported through individual grants to faculty members or departments, or foundation support. Past funding sources include: National Science Foundation (NSF) KECK Geology Consortium NASA New York Space Grant Research Corporation Department of Energy Dreyfus Foundation National Institutes of Health Arthur Vining Davis Mellon Foundation Air Force Office for Scientific Research Apply for a Summer Research...

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Present Your Research

Present Your Research

Union students present their research in a variety of venues.   The Steinmetz Symposium Each year more than 500 students present the results of their creative, scholarly and research achievement to faculty, other students and parents in early May (May 12 in 2017).  Many at Union say that Steinmetz Day is their favorite day of the academic year.  It is an opportunity to celebrate student achievement and to learn about new academic areas.   Professional Meetings Students who have done research at Union have the opportunity to present their results to a regional, national or international audience.  Trips are often organized by faculty.  Funding for trips is available through the Student Conference Travel Grant program.  Union students have presented their work at: American Chemical Society National and Regional Meetings American Neuropsychiatric Association APS Division of Nuclear Physics ASIANetwork Annual Conference ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge Eastern Psychological Association Conference Experimental Biology Geological Society of America, Northeast Region SAE Aero Airplane Design Competition National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Unlike meetings of other...

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