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Vitrual Office Hours

The Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences holds office hours via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.. See login instructions (PDF).

The Jumpstart Program holds Office Hours via Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. See login instructions (PDF).

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program holds Office Hours via Zoom on Mondays from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. and Cyber Café for Mondays and Wednesdays from
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:10 p.m.–4:10 p.m. See login instructions (PDF).


Fall 2020 Faculty Undergraduate Research Webinar Series

Mondays, 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

  • Mentoring and Undergraduate Research Best Practices - October 12, 2020
  • Council on Undergraduate Research–Join CUR! - October 26, 2020
  • Funding and Undergraduate Research: STEM fields - November 9, 2020
  • Funding and Undergraduate Research: Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities - November 23, 2020

Register in advance for each meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Fall 2020 Student Undergraduate Research Webinar Series

Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

  • Getting Started in Research across Majors and Schools - September 30, 2020
  • Designing a Research Poster - October 14, 2020
  • Learn about External Opportunities for Presentations and Publications - October 28, 2020
  • Preparing A Research Proposal - November 11, 2020

Register in advance for each meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Webinar for Students and Faculty Mentors: NSF REU Opportunities for Summer 2021

Monday, November 30, 12:10 p.m.–1:10 pm.

Learn about Summer 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Virtual Undergraduate Presentations 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, virtual conference fees for student presenters at external conferences are eligible for funding. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis subject to funding availability. However, applications must be submitted at least one month before the conference. The presentation must be for scholarly research or artistic projects, the student must be an active presenter at the conference and listed in the conference program.

See the application (DOCX).


Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase | Virtual Event

November 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

See the program (PDF)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Social Justice Week and Undergraduate Research

Social Justice Week is a series of social justice-centered programs offered virtually on both the NYC and PLV campuses from Monday, October 26, through Friday, October 30.

See the calendar of events.


Provost’s Student-Faculty 2020-2021 Undergraduate Research Program

This academic-year research grant program, designed for undergraduate students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, is for projects that have evolved from mentored course work and research settings and would benefit from further, in-depth development.

The goal of this program is to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research across disciplines or artistic projects.

Projects commence September 1, 2020 and conclude May 1, 2021. For the academic year 2020-2021 students, in consultation with their faculty mentors, are encouraged to develop research and artistic projects that are “hybrid” in approach, designed to support both on-site campus work, and remote and online learning.

Student awardees will receive a stipend of $1,500 to be paid in four installments of $375. Faculty mentors will receive a $500 stipend or supply purchase paid in two installments of $250.

Project proposals are for the academic-year–both the Fall and Spring semesters. Applications for the Fall 2020 semester only will be accepted for seniors graduating in December; such students will receive a stipend of $750 paid in two installments of $375.

All student awardees are expected:

  • to work part-time on their projects;
  • to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month;
  • to submit a mid-year progress report and mid-year descriptive reflection about the research/artistic experience by mid-December;
  • to submit a final report and final descriptive reflection by mid-May;
  • to submit a research paper, or artistic project, and;
  • to make a public presentation of their projects at a Pace University undergraduate research event during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Job Postings from Faculty for Federal Work-Study Undergraduate Research Assistantships-Academic Year 2020-2021

For the pilot year of this new program we are eager to utilize all work-study funds allocated for the first year and have extended the faculty deadline for proposing student job positions. Beyond the September 8 deadline, we will accept proposals on a rolling basis subject to funding availability.

For the inaugural year of Work-Study Funded (WSF) undergraduate research assistantships, the Office of Research is soliciting research-position descriptions from faculty. Once approved by the Office of Research these jobs will be posted for students who hold federal work-study awards. After students apply, individual faculty will review the applications and select an undergraduate research assistant.

Instructions for proposing job positions:

For the academic year a student may hold either a grant award or the work-study position but not both. The only exception is for a senior graduating in December who may hold both a one-semester grant award and one-semester, work-study research assistantship.

Create a position that can be “hybrid” for both on-campus and remote work.

The availability of federal work-study funds for undergraduate research enables Pace:

  • to involve more students in research;
  • to introduce research earlier in a student’s college years, since entering freshman will be eligible along with all other full-time undergraduate students;
  • to help ensure greater inclusion and diversity among student researchers; and,
  • to provide an opportunity for faculty to obtain assistantship support for research and enhance opportunities for student-faculty collaboration on academic projects.

If a student has work-study dollars to earn, this initiative seeks to fulfill the intent of “work-study” by offering jobs directly related to research, field-related learning, and artistic/creative inquiry.

Anticipating average student work-study awards of $2,000-$2,500, a faculty member should estimate a student will work 5-8 hours weekly over the course of both semesters. In supervising the student, the faculty member must ensure the hours worked are distributed on a weekly basis to provide a regular paycheck distributed over the academic year September 1–May 15.

According to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, once a student is paid for work, that student cannot “volunteer” to continue that same work. If the student’s work-study funds become exhausted, the faculty member must either conclude the project with that student research assistant, or, obtain an alternative funding source to continue the project with the same research assistant.

See the program application (DOCX).

If you have questions about the grant awards or work-study positions, contact Maria Iacullo-Bird, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Research, miacullobird@pace.edu.


National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held virtually, on April 12–14, 2021.

See abstract submissions instructions. Early decision deadline is November 1; regular decision is December 1


Faculty and Student Resources

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The nationally based Council on Undergraduate Research supports and promotes high-quality, mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.

All faculty, students and staff are eligible to enroll in CUR through the Pace Enhanced Membership!

CUR members can access resources and participate in disciplinary-based communities to enhance teaching and learning. During the COVID-19 crisis CUR has been showcasing virtual best practices and online events and you can explore what CUR has to offer.

If you have questions about CUR contact Maria Iacullo-Bird, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for Research miacullobird@pace.edu.


Pace University Initiatives for Spring and Summer 2020

Student Research Day, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Online

Undergraduate students from throughout Pace University were invited to present their research and artistic projects at the first virtual poster session sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, the Office for Student Success, and the Pforzheimer Honors College.

Student Research Day is designed to offer Honors College seniors, the Office of Student Success Undergraduate Research awardees, and student researchers from throughout the schools and colleges the opportunity to present their work to the Pace community. The virtual format was facilitated by using a four part “quad” chart design for posters. Additionally, quad-chart submissions were featured on the Office of Research website as part of the ongoing recognition of student achievement in research and creative inquiry.


Undergraduate Student-Faculty Summer Research Award--Summer Program 2020

This program provides a $1,000 stipend for a student to conduct a faculty-mentored summer research or artistic project; sponsoring faculty receive a $300 stipend or supply purchase. This opportunity, designed for undergraduate students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year, is for projects that have developed in class settings but would benefit from in-depth development over the summer months. The goal of this program is to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research or artistic projects. Projects commence June 1 and conclude August 31. For summer 2020, students in consultation with their faculty mentors are encouraged to develop summer research and artistic projects that prioritize remote work and online learning.

Students are expected (a) to work part-time on their project over the summer months, and (b) to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month. At the end of the summer session students will be required (c) to complete a written research paper or other substantive report describing their project. Students also are required to (d) submit a two-page descriptive reflection about their summer research experience, and (e) to make a public presentation of their research at a Pace undergraduate research presentation during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Contact Maria Iacullo-Bird, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for Research at miacullobird@pace.edu for additional information.