Below are examples of funded research opportunities:

Undergraduate Research Institute (URI) for the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences

The URI aims to expose undergraduates to investigation, inquiry, and creative expression in the liberal arts and human sciences. The URI will enhance opportunities for advanced research initiatives, and provide access to a variety of resources for student development and faculty mentorship.

McNair Scholars Program

Encourages low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups currently underrepresented in higher education to pursue doctoral study. The program offers seminars and activities that focus on graduate education, guided academic and career support, faculty mentorship, a summer research experience, and effective preparation for graduate school.

Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP)

MAOP is an academic success community founded upon the principles of self-help, mentoring, and peer support. Central to the goal of MAOP is the promotion of diversification in the student body at Virginia Tech and on the post graduate level - particularly in the science, math, and technology areas.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

With an annual budget of $6.05 billion, NSF serves as the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.


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