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Charlotte Research Scholars

The Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) program is a summer program begun in 2012 for high-achieving undergraduate students to gain experience in research and professional development in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This learn-by-doing model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the Scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research.

In addition to mentored research activities, scholars participate in weekly professional development training to build skills critical to professional success.  Topics include: responsible conduct of research, developing a competitive research fellowship application, preparing an academic resume, professional communication tools, and a session on preparing for graduate school. 

The CRS program is supported by UNC Charlotte's Office of Academic Affairs, the Charlotte Research Institute, the Duke Endowment, and the Graduate School. 

Professional development session slides
Responsible conduct of research 
     Case studies
Research posters
3-Minute thesis
Professional writing (science and engineering)
Professional writing (social sciences and humanities)
Thinking about graduate school
Research fellowship opportunities
Academic resumes

Other CRS downloadable materials

Deliverable guidelines
     Formatted abstract
     General abstract
Research poster
Final report
Curriculum vitae

Information about graduate school
Funding a graduate education
Funding resources
The Grad Source (Spring 2013)

Preparing a research poster
10 Simple Rules
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The CRS culminates with the Summer Research Symposia on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9 AM in the Student Union (room 340). Students participating in the CRS and other summer research programs on campus will present their research results. The Summer Research Symposia is free and open to the public. 

For updated information, visit this page frequently and like us on Facebook ( The CRS Director, Dr. Dennis Livesay, can be reached at


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