Charlotte Research Scholars Program

The Charlotte Research Scholars Program (CRS) 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.  Read our latest news article.

Apply today to be a Charlotte Research Scholar

The CRS program is open to rising seniors from all academic disciplines. The application deadline is March 1, and the program runs from May 22 to July 28. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and a demonstrated desire to do independent research. Scholars will receive a $4,000 Fellowship for participation in the program.

2017 Faculty Abstract List.  The deadline for applications has passed. 

2017 CRS Program introductory materials

Professional development session slides

  • Coming this summer.

Other CRS downloadable materials

Deliverable guidelines

Preparing a research poster

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship