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Dear UCSB Campus Community,

In an effort to take precautions against the COVID-19 virus, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Office has decided to cancel the following Spring Quarter events:

  • Undergraduate Research Colloquium
  • Undergraduate Research Slam
  • FRAP funding for Spring 2020

Students who received funding for the URCA Grant and students who will receive funding for the TSRA Grant will still be eligible to use those funds towards their own independent research projects. If you are a recipient of either of these grants, your requirement to participate in the Colloquium or Slam has been waived.

We still plan to accept submissions for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Journal (URCAJ) and we’re working to create an online platform for students to share work in a virtual poster format.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the cancellation of these events or about ways to ramp down your undergraduate research activities this spring, please contact Karissa Gomez, Undergraduate Programs Assistant, or Anne Charity Hudley, Director of Undergraduate Research and North Hall Chair in Linguistics.

Sincerely,

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Team
Anne Charity Hudley, acharityhudley@ucsb.edu

Karissa Gómez, karissagomez@ucsb.edu

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The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Office’s mission is to further UCSB’s goals of fostering academic excellence and diversity by supporting equitable access to research opportunities both on and off campus.

Developed as a resource to help guide students towards experiential education opportunities, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) office seeks to enhance undergraduates’ time at UCSB through participation in research and creative activities. Students are able to engage in programs such as the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant, the Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP), the Undergraduate Research Colloquium and the Undergraduate Research Slam. Together, these programs work to foster individuals who are prepared to apply their learned skills towards their future personal, academic, and professional goals.