Student Opportunities for Academic Research


The SOAR program supports faculty-mentored research, artistry, and creativity projects for undergraduates at VCSU.

Students interested in pursuing mentored research or artistry should consult with a prospective faculty member on the project idea, then work together on the development of a short proposal that communicates the essence and scope of the intended work, submitting that proposal by either March 10th or November 1st of each year.

Working alongside a faculty mentor, being paid $1000, and $250 for expenses is a proven recipe for discovery!

For perspective on what other students have worked on, review the titles and abstracts of projects previously awarded.

Afterwards review the required proposal outline and which includes the proposal criteria rubric, noting that projects that draw from multiple disciplines may be scored higher, increasing the likelihood of funding.

Proposals will be evaluatedĀ and ranked by members of the SOAR Advisory Group, reaching out to any of these for advice would likely prove useful.

We hope that you will consider participating in the SOAR program at VCSU!