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Community Based Undergraduate Research Grants - U.Va.


Deadline: 2017-02-13 (UVa Internal)

Community-based research seeks to foster collaborative partnerships between university researchers and the community, share knowledge among key stakeholders, and address social inequities. Community Based Research Awards for Undergraduates will provide opportunities for students to develop research projects that apply their academic skills, experiences, and ideas to real world problems. Student researchers, under the guidance of a faculty advisor and in collaboration with a community organization, will identify a project that addresses a documented public need or issue. Student researchers will design a research project adopt and deploy a research methodology embedded in an academic field(s), and create a research product (paper, presentation, etc.) that benefits the community organization and meets expectations of academic rigor as agreed on by the faculty advisor and student researcher(s).


Current first, second, and third year undergraduate students. Applicants must be full-time UVa undergraduates and must remain enrolled at the University through the completion of their project. A research team may include eligible undergraduates as well as graduate students.


one year


Awards will be granted on a competitive basis. A budget of anticipated expenses including travel, living expenses, and research supplies should not exceed $3,000. In the case of a team project that includes graduate students and other undergraduates, the budget may not exceed $5000. The project's faculty advisor will be awarded $1,000 in research funds.

Application Process

Application forms and instructions are available at the above web site. Please contact Brian Cullaty at for more information.

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