Undergrad Research Calendar

Yearly Calendar

A tool to help you maximize campus research experiences:

Fall Semester

  • Join the URS listserv!
  • Apply for URS fall semester funding: assistantships, independent study, & conference grants
  • Attend academic resource week
  • Attend "How to Land a Lab" workshop
  • Attend URS-sponsored workshops
  • Make a DAE appointment to explore your interests and discuss various opportunities
  • Talk to current professors about research opportunities if you are interested in their field
  • Attend Career Fair or Graduate School Fair
  • Look for spring research positions on Muser and Duke Student Employment Website
  • Submit IRB applications and work with IRB office to revise and get approval for spring semester projects
  • Attend Majors Fair
  • Attend Summer Opportunities Fair and begin to think about applications

Winter Break

  • Explore summer research programs and opportunities
  • Work on/submit Summer program applications
  • Visit the Writing Center to get feedback on program applications/personal statements
  • Apply for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval if you are pursuing an independent study project with human subjects

Spring Semester

Summer Break

  • Late May/Early June summer research programs begin
  • Take a look back on the year and consider this year's coursework and interests
  • Make a plan for pursuing opportunities for next year