Category Archives: Undergraduate Research Symposium

Apply to the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and the Humanities

Calling all undergraduates in the arts and humanities wanting a different world.

The application for the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and the Humanities is now open, and this year’s theme is “Creating Alternate Worlds”.

To learn more about how to apply and to sign up for an information session, please visit:

Conference Travel Awards

Are you presenting your research at a conference? Apply for a Conference Travel Award and receive funding to support your conference expenses! In addition, funds are also provided as a partnership with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer funding for undergraduate research presentations relevant to population health. If you are presenting your undergraduate research that influences health worldwide at a professional conference or event, make sure to mention that in your application and you will be considered for Population Health recognition!

More information can be found at:

Undergraduate Research Symposium Application Now Open!

The application for the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Symposium will be held on May 17, 2019 in Mary Gates Hall.  It is a great opportunity to showcase your research, make connections, and gain experience!

All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 12, 2019. More information and the application link can be found at:

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster


“Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium

Call for Presenters! The “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium will be happening on May 3 & 4, 2019.  This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Food as Family Medicine”.

They are looking for abstracts focused on how Indigenous families are working together to reclaim and revitalize food traditions as a way to support community health and wellness. Abstracts are due January 18.

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UW Daily Article on Undergraduate STEM Research

The UW Daily wrote an article about undergraduate STEM research. The piece shares students’ concerns about getting involved in research and shows how these concerns are commonly shared and shouldn’t discourage students from pursuing research. The article features multiple stories of our very own Undergraduate Research Leaders!

To read the full article, click here

Symposium Abstract Workshops and URP-SACNAS Abstract Open House

Interested in applying to the Undergraduate Research Symposium? Need help writing an abstract? Attend a URP abstract writing workshop! Workshops will answer the following questions: What exactly is an abstract? How do I write one? What information do I include? What information do I exclude? Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Monday, February 6 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm and Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm. You can register for a workshop here.

In addition to the abstract workshops, the Undergraduate Research Program and Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) are hosting an abstract open house on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30-6:30 pm in HUB 145. Graduate students and URP staff will be on hand to offer feedback on abstract writing and drafts. All STEM undergraduate researchers interested in applying to the Symposium, SACNAS 2017, or other conferences are encouraged to attend. See the attached flyer for more information.