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Undergraduate Research Program

Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Program. The Undergraduate Research Program offers support for undergraduate students engaging in research and creative work, both inside and outside of class. As an undergraduate, you can greatly enhance your skills and values of knowledge collection, creation, presentation and publication.

Research, creative thinking and innovation are skill areas central to career preparation in the 21st century and for application to graduate school. They are skills at the heart of a liberal education.

Whatever your major, you can engage in a journey of exploration and discovery, innovation and creative expression. Browse through the contents of this website and learn about the different opportunities available.

Student Testimonials

"I think the program is a great way to prepare young scholars for the competition that will come to face them should they continue on to graduate school. The existence of such an office recognizes the importance of the undergraduate contribution to academia, and for this I am truly grateful."
- Dalia Abbas

"I was privileged enough to go to a selective social entrepreneurship conference at Northwestern University to present Heya, my student organization,  thanks to a research grant awarded to me by the Undergraduate Research Program. Travelling to Chicago for the Global Engagement Summit was definitely one of the highlights of my undergraduate career. Meeting and sharing ideas with social entrepreneurs from all over the world made me realize just how limitless the possibilities are for a country with critical thinkers and innovators. Because of this opportunity, the invaluable lectures, workshops and trainings I received will continue to help me grow as an entrepreneur and Heya as nationwide student initiative."
- Heba Hesham

"The Undergraduate Research Program has been a big step in AUCs quality of education as well as being a tread to higher and richer education both for the student for the AUC community as a whole. The program gave a chance for undergraduate students in different fields to expand their knowledge by conducting research in their fields. It also have encouraged many students  to start joining international conferences and competing in challenging competitions. Furthermore, the Undergraduate Research Program have helped my take an opportunity this summer that might change will enviably change my educational excellence. I am sure that his program will thrive in AUC, as there are many potential student researchers willing to take the challenge and make a contribution to their fields. Thus it is evident that such a program will certainly be a great asset to AUC undergraduate students and to the AUC community as a whole."
- Ramy ElAdli
Publication Opportunity for Philosophy Students
Undergraduate philosophy students are invited to submit research papers for the award-winning international undergraduate philosophy journal Stance.
See the call for papers and submission guidelines here.

Grant Application Deadlines for 2014 - 2015: 

October 18, 2014
November 24, 2014
February 25, 2015
April 25, 2015

The AUC Social Media Conference
Tuesday, March 31, 11 am - 3 pm
Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Room P090

The conference is a joint venture between two social media-related courses at AUC: JRMC 4490 -  Social Media Management (#JRMCSMM) and RHET 3250 - Digital Rhetoric (#AUCnow).

The general theme of the conference is personal branding.
The keynote speaker is award-winning blogger Mahmoud Salem (@Sandmonkey).

Click here for the event page.
Click here for the conference website.


Undergrads Pioneer Research at AUC, Abroad