Application links are in the "College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences" tab under "Funding Your Research" below
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Undergraduate Research and Independent Study
Every department offers opportunities for undergraduate research or independent study. Undergraduate Research allows students to work closely with a faculty mentor to create and pursue their own project, while Independent Study provides students with the opportunity to pursue guided study on a particular topic with a professor.
Collaboration with Faculty
Faculty in the college frequently seek students to help them in their own research. If you are curious about a professor's area of expertise, you can ask about pursuing a collaborative project. The college also maintains a list of faculty seeking undergraduate researchers.
Students in the University Honors Program must complete a thesis for the "in Honors" or "Honors Baccalaureate" degrees. An honors thesis is a great opportunity to pursue your own research in a substanial and sustained way.
Funding Your Research
ACC Research Scholars
Each year the ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars Award Committee offers funding to support the research of highly qualified students.
For more information about how Virginia Tech will be awarding this support, contact:
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
104 Buruss Hall (0717)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
The College offers grants to fund research and presentations in the fall and spring each year. Funding opportunities are available to undergraduate students majoring, minoring, or working with faculty mentors in the college for conducting research and for traveling to present or perform their work. The following are the 2017 Undergraduate Research Institute Spring Grants:
- Research Expenses Grant
- Travel Grant for Presentations and Performances
- Faculty Endorsement Form
- Department Research Day Funding
Many departments have funds to support research. Ask your advisor or department chair for more information.
The University Office of Undergraduate Research offers Conference Travel Funds to present your work.
Presenting Your Research
Publishing Your Research