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Charlotte Research Scholars

Summer 2015 applications are currently being reviewed.   This process will be completed by the end of March 2015.

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 Special Initiatives Fund, and the Graduate School. 

Professional development session slides
Responsible conduct of research 
     Case studies
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
CRS brochure
CRS List

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

Information about graduate school
Funding a graduate education
Funding resources

Preparing a research poster
10 Simple Rules
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