SJC Brooklyn Undergraduate Research

SJC Brooklyn Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks to get you actively involved in the research process.

Although methods of inquiry differ, research is a core aspect of every academic discipline. To that end, we offer numerous opportunities for the interested undergraduate. This website provides information about travel and research support grants, our annual undergraduate symposium, and opportunities to work with faculty and/or attend academic conferences.

SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium

The annual SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held virtual this year on Friday, April 30. And, for the first time, the Undergraduate Research Symposium will combine both the Long Island and Brooklyn campuses. The SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium is a college-wide event that allows undergraduate students from any discipline to celebrate their research with the entire SJC community through poster presentations, short paper presentations or 10-minute talk, or even an art exhibition. The SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium gives undergraduates an opportunity to hone their communication skills by providing students with a supportive environment of peers and mentors, giving them a low-stakes chance to practice talking about their research.

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Undergraduate Research Travel & Support Grants

The SJC Brooklyn Undergraduate Research Program has two undergraduate research grants available to help defray the costs of research. These grants also serve to advertise and promote the high-impact practice of undergraduate research at SJCNY.

The travel grants are to encourage exceptional students to submit original scholarly work to academic conferences by off-setting costs that may prohibit attendance.  Research support grants are to encourage high-caliber undergraduate research that has the potential to be published in academic journals and/or be presented at external academic conferences, by enabling undergraduate students to complete original work in their disciplines that they would otherwise not be able to complete without financial support for necessary research materials. This may include poster printing and even the cost of research training. See the links below for more details and application requirements.

Due to pandemic restrictions, the money available for the travel grant is available for the research support grants.

Travel Grant

Research Support Grant

McEntegart Hall Library Undergraduate Research Award

McEntegart Hall Library is pleased and honored to partner with SJC Brooklyn’s Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee and the Office of the Executive Dean to showcase outstanding research efforts by our undergraduates. The library awards a cash prize to an undergraduate whose Undergraduate Research Symposium submission is deemed to evidence outstanding use of library services and information resources.

To be eligible, a student applicant must be a currently enrolled SJC Brooklyn undergraduate in any discipline. The student must have applied to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium by the deadline and accepted for participation at the Symposium OR present as part of the Honors Program. The students must submit the cover sheet, abstract, essay, and the paper/poster electronically by the application deadline. See the links below for more details and application requirements.

Research Application Cover Sheet

Research Award Description

Research with Human Participants

Any researcher who wishes to use human participants in their research must have IRB approval before beginning data collection. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Dr. Michael Magee ([email protected]).

More Information

Please feel free to contact Michael W. Magee, Ph.D., Director of Undergraduate Research — SJC Brooklyn, at [email protected].