Funding and Conferences

Funding, Awards, and Scholarships

  • Prestigious Fellowship Advising from the Office of Undergraduate Education - Prestigious Fellowships Advising provides guidance for students and alumni considering applying for nationally and internationally competitive fellowship opportunities.

  • Presidential Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) — PURA awards fund student salaries to conduct undergraduate research with Georgia Tech faculty and offset travel expenses for undergraduates to present their research at professional conferences.

  • PURA Travel Award — Undergraduate students whose research has been accepted for presentation at a professional or academic conference may apply for up to $1,000 in PURA Travel Award funding.

  • Stamps President’s Scholars Program – Four-year full-ride scholarship that includes $12,000 enrichment funding for pillar-based international experiences, unpaid internships, unpaid research, and conferences.

Conferences and Symposiums

Conferences and symposiums are a great opportunity to present your work and network with students, faculty, and the public. There are conferences here at Georgia Tech and all around the country and the world. You may be interested in presenting at these events (descriptions quoted from linked websites):

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium — Georgia Tech’s largest undergraduate research colloquium and a great opportunity to share your research with students and faculty from all over campus and gain valuable skills and presentation experience.

  • ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference — If you are an undergraduate student currently enrolled in classes on the Georgia Tech Atlanta campus, you are eligible to apply to represent Georgia Tech at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference. Georgia Tech will be sending five outstanding undergraduate researchers as delegates to present at this conference along with a faculty representative.

  • National Collegiate Research Conference - The largest undergraduate-run conference that bringings undergraduate researchers from across the nation and across numerous disciplines to Harvard every January.

  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research — This gathering of student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.

  • Posters on the Hill — It is more important than ever that the voices of undergraduate researchers and their mentors are heard on Capitol Hill. This prestigious event celebrates the impressive work of the accepted students and supports the messages about theof the importance of undergraduate research at the federal level.

  • Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase — The Student Research Showcase is an online science communication competition in which students compete for awards and recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations. The competition is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, and most worldwide research disciplines are represented across thirteen categories.

  • The World Congress on Undergraduate Research - The World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) brings together the world's best undergraduate researchers to focus on some of the most significant challenges facing the global community. Students across the world are invited to share their research, discuss global issues, and create or strengthen international research partnerships.

Finally, when you’re ready to present your work, these poster and presentation tips and resources can help. Good luck on your undergraduate research journey at Ivan Allen College!