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. Undergraduate research activities will culminate in the 2019-20 CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium in Spring 2020. Wondering how to get started? 

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 2020. 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 assistantship support.

 

Important Deadlines for the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 

Fall Research Funding Applications Due DATE HERE.

Spring Research Funding Applications Due DATE HERE.

Symposium Abstracts Due by DATE HERE.

Note: All students receiving funding from the CAES Undergraduate Research Initiative are required to submit an abstract.

Materials Needed for Application: your name, UGA email address, 81X UGA ID number, and major; your faculty mentor's name, UGA email address, and home department; title of abstract (150 character max) and body of abstract (2,500 character limit)

Symposium Abstract Submission

Abstract Preparation Instructions

 

CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium

INSTRUCTIONS/DESCRIPTION GOES HERE.

Awards

Awards will be given in each of approximately five sections (number of sections will depend on the number of entries) as follows:

  • First Place: $600
  • Second Place: $500

Details on Judging and Presentation

  • Please practice your presentation and time yourself so that you are within the allocated 10-minute time frame. Points will be subtracted if you are over time.
  • Click here to review the grading rubric.