Undergraduate Research Initiative

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience at an undergraduate level.

Any CAES undergraduate student may conduct research with a faculty mentor. Research is conducted throughout the academic year. Wondering how to get started?  Undergraduate research activities will culminate in the 2020-21 CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium in Spring 2021.

Funding: CAES students and their research mentors are invited to apply for $500 in student wages plus $500 to cover research-related costs. Students who receive funding are required to present their research findings at the CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium in Spring 2021. CAES faculty mentors will be awarded $500 to be applied toward research expenses.

Please note: Students already receiving wages to conduct the proposed research are not eligible for the $500 funding from this program to be used as hourly wages. However, students already receiving wages to conduct the proposed research ARE eligible for $500 for the CAES faculty mentors to use for research expenses. CAES faculty are limited to two funded projects ($1,000 research support) per academic year.  However, they can mentor more than two students per academic year, and each of these CAES students would be eligible for the $500 student wage support.

Materials needed to complete Research Funding Application:  your name, UGA email address, 81X UGA ID number, anticipated graduation date, major, and any applicable CAES minors; your faculty mentor's name, UGA email address, and home department; amount of student wages requested; if you are already receiving wage support for this project; amount of research support requested; project title and description (including objectives) (250 word limit), and how you plan to utilize the funds (brief budget).

Research Funding Application

 

 

CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will be conducted in a virtual format. Students who submit their complete abstracts by the due date listed below will receive further instructions regarding the submission of their research presentation. Abstracts must be submitted using the form below. 
 
Materials needed to complete Abstract Submission Form: your name, UGA Email, 81X UGA ID number, major, minor; your faculty mentor's name, faculty mentor's UGA email address, and home department; title of abstract (150 character max) and body of abstract (2,500 character max).
 
 

 

 

Important Deadlines for the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 

Fall Research Funding Applications Due before 5:00 pm on Thursday, 3 September 2020.

Spring Research Funding Applications Due before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Symposium Abstracts Due before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 16 March 2021. 

Symposium Presentations Due before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 31 March 2021.