Our faculty takes great pride in the humanities, social and human science, and creative research our students undertake. Our college provides various forms of support to help you conduct, fund, present, and publish your research.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
You can register for our independent study or undergraduate research courses, which provide opportunities to complete a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ask your academic advisor for more information.
Our faculty enjoy sharing their research with students. If you're curious about a professor's area of research, ask about pursuing a collaborative project. Or, invite a professor to mentor you while pursing your own ideas.
In the University Honors Program you will complete a thesis to fulfill requirements for the “in Honors” or “Honors Baccalaureate” degrees. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and to prepare for graduate study or careers requiring advanced research skills.
Funding Your Research
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.
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
The University Office of Undergraduate Research offers Conference Travel Funds to present your work.
Presenting Your Research
Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference
The Office of Undergraduate Research hosts this conference each February, where you can present undergraduate research posters, papers, and projects.
English Undergraduate Research Conference
Every year, the English Department hosts an Undergraduate Research Conference giving students the opportunity to showcase their work in a public forum. This one-day event includes an entire day of research and writing.
Departments and Schools Undergraduate Research