Research Week 2020

Curious about research? Want to know what other students are working on, and how they got started? Want to hear from graduate students who are further along in their career? Need advice about how to develop a research question or about how to find funding for a research project?

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships invites you to take part in a series of sessions that takes a closer look at what research is, how to get started as an undergraduate researcher, and what paths to a career in research may look like after completing your undergraduate degree.

Sessions are open to all undergraduate schools of Columbia University.

Feel free to join just one or all the sessions below!


Research 101: Exploring Research Opportunities on and off campus
  • October 19, 2020 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • In this session, we will talk about how to find an opportunity, application processes, ways of creating a compelling candidacy, strategies for obtaining a recommendation, and finding a research mentor.
  • Join Session Here.
Research across STEM fields: Near Peer Panel
  • October 20, 2020 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • A panel discussion on STEM research across the disciplines.
  • Join Session Here.
Research Week: Networking, Affiliations, Mentorship
  • October 21, 2020 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • In this session, URF will discuss ways to identify and reach out to potential research mentors, and the resources available to you in developing a strong research proposal.
  • Join Session Here.
Research across Social Science and Humanities Fields: Alumni/ae and Graduate Student Panel
  • October 22, 2020 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • A conversation with alumni/ae and current graduate students to explore postgraduate fellowship opportunities, with a special emphasis on supporting research across the social science and humanities fields.
  • Join Session Here.
Columbia University's Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • October 23, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • View the research results of undergraduates from all divisions who were invited to present the research they have worked on over the previous summer. (Also vote for Best Research Poster!)
  • Register for this event here. (Registration is open to all undergraduates of Columbia University and to the public.)