Research is formalized curiosity.

Zora Neale Hurston

From research to reality

How can undergraduate students get involved in research at VCU?

Virginia Commonwealth University, one of the nation’s top research universities, offers numerous opportunities for undergraduate students to explore their passions and expand their knowledge.

Just a fraction of the research resources available:

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship Program

Each year, the university and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program offer a scholarship program for students interested in earning money in the summer doing serious work engaged in active learning.

Global Education Office (GEO) Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Global Education Office funds three unique undergraduate fellowship awards for research projects that show significant engagement with a culture originating from outside of the U.S. that is different from the applicant’s native culture.

Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research

The Division of Community Engagement and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) will fund three undergraduate community-engaged research fellowship awards carried out in collaboration with a community partner.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence

The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence will fund two undergraduate research fellowship awards for a faculty-mentored research project focused on “diversity” as it relates to ideas, cultures, backgrounds and experiences.


Find these and many others at the Office of Research and Innovation.