University of California, Riverside

Student Engagement

Chancellor's Research Fellowship

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The Chancellor's Research Fellowship (CRF)  is a competitive award that supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty mentored research and creative activity projects.  This award is open to students in all disciplines. 


 The 2019/2020 application deadline is Monday, April 8, 2019.

Inaugurated in 2012, the UCR Chancellor's Research Fellowship awards fourteen undergraduate students up to $5,750.  $5,000 is to be awarded as a summer research stipend, and $750 will be disbursed throughout the academic year to support presenting research at a national conference, or other research related travel, or for materials and supplies to support the research or creative activity project.  

Fellows participate in the program starting on July 1st of the academic year and end on June 30th.  This fellowship provides an enhanced learning context for the selected undergraduate researchers, including the opportunity to interact with the UCR Chancellor, other key UCR officials, and with  distinguished visiting guest speakers.  Additionally, the Office of Student Engagement provides mentorship and guidance throughout the year. 

All UC Riverside undergraduate students involved in faculty mentored research with sophomore or junior standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  Please note that all applicants for this award must attend a CRF Application Workshop, please click here for the schedule of upcoming workshops.  Workshops will be held througout winter quarter.  No exceptions will be made for students who miss attending a workshop.

The application will open in late Winter 2019. Additional details regarding the application process are posted on the Fellowship Guidelines webpage

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at We look forward to reviewing a robust set of innovative proposals.

CRF Application

Please read the Fellowship Application Guidelines to learn about the application process.  Please take note of the application deadline as late applications will not be considered.



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