2021 Columbia University Undergraduate Research Symposium

The annual undergraduate research symposium is underway! Students from across Columbia's undergraduate schools present their research online and in-person.


We support Columbia undergraduates and alumni in exploring and applying for internal, national, and international fellowships. We inform students, faculty, and staff about a full range of opportunities and help students determine which programs best meet their intellectual, professional, and personal goals.


Research allows you to build relationships with faculty; explore areas of interest; prepare for a senior thesis; prepare for graduate school; gain new knowledge in a topic of interest; engage in exciting projects during the summer and/or academic year; gain tools that will serve you well as you transition out of college.

Columbia GS Junior Jarrell Daniels Named 2021 Truman Scholar

This prestigious honor has been awarded in recognition of students’ exemplary public service work and leadership and offers students like Daniels support for graduate or professional school in preparation for a career in public service.

Uwade Akhere CC'21 receives the Lionel Pearson Fellowship

Uwade Akhere CC'21 has been awarded the prestigious Lionel Pearson Fellowship to pursue her studies in Latin literature at Oxford University.

Columbia University affiliates awarded 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student grants

Fourteen Columbia University affiliates have been awarded 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student grants, allowing them conduct research, obtain an advance degree, or teach abroad.

In the Field: Ally Malilay's CC'23 research in Guam

Alexandria "Ally" Malilay CC'23, an Environmental Biology major and Rabi Scholar, conducts an accuracy assessment of remote sensing data products in the shallow reefs of Tepungan Bay, Guam.

Welcome to Undergraduate Research and Fellowships! There are exciting research and fellowship opportunities available to students at every stage of the Columbia experience and beyond.

Though COVID-19 gives rise to unconventional methods, URF Advisors remain committed to supporting students throughout their fellowship and research journeys virtually until we return to campus. URF will continue to offer advising via appointment or virtual walk-in sessions.

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