Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Fellowship

The Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity (UGRCA) Fellowship program provides opportunities for students from any major to conduct research or a creative project with a mentor in their field. Fellowships are conducted during the summer session (Session A or C). Fellows have typically used the fellowship to collect more data on a project that is almost complete or to prepare a project for publication/presentation or exhibition.

To be eligible for this award students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and be junior standing or above.

The call for applications for the UGRCA Fellowship will take place in the Fall semester. Formal applications will be due April 29th by 5:00pm. The student and faculty mentor must apply as a pair. The announcement of award recipients will be made in early May.  The student selected for this competitive fellowships (1 Research or 1 Creative Activity) will each receive a stipend of $1,000.00 and $250.00 to be used for their projects or travel to present/exhibit their projects. Faculty awards can be used for travel or a stipend.


Previous Fellowship Awards


Zane Lombardo (Mentor: Robert Collins) from the Physical Sciences Department has been selected as the Undergraduate Research Fellow. Zane will be working his project titled “Biophysical  Studies of Fluorescent Protein Calcium Sensors.” 


Manan Bhatt biology student,  (Mentor: Barbara Murdoch) will be supported this summer in continuing his research titled “Identification of Cells that Produce Neurons in the Chick Olfactory Epithelium” for the biology department.

Outcome:  Presenting at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagra College

Jessica Patrizi also from the biology department, will receive the 2nd Summer Fellowship to prepare her work for presentation and publication with Dr. Barbara Murdoch). Jessica’s project is titled ” Can Extracellular Matrix Molecules Enhance Neurogenesis in the Chick Olfactory Epithelium.”

Outcome:  Presenting at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagra College. Recipient of the CT NASA Space Consortium funding, Jean Thoresen Scholarship and Barnard Scholar. Accepted in Oseteopathic Medical School.


Ricky Manger and Professor Mizan R. Khan (Mathematics)

Outcome: M. Khan, & R. Magner (2014). An Application of Modular Hyperbolas to Quadratic Residues.  American Mathematical Monthly (In press)  Barnard Scholar and accepted into Boston University Ph.D. program in Mathematics.