Undergraduate Research

OCRF Application

Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The complete application should be submitted as a single PDF document (excluding recommendation forms) by 11:59 p.m., February 23rd, 2024 to the Google Form found below. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

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View the Recommendation Form

View Reapplication Recommendation Form

Submit Applications & Recommendations Here

A complete application includes the following:

☐ Signed and completed application cover page

☐ Research proposal section: completed by the student under the guidance of their proposed mentor

☐ Personal statement section: completed by the student

☐ Mentoring plan: completed by the student and mentor in collaboration

☐ Unofficial transcript

☐ Two recommendation forms completed by Oberlin faculty who can speak to your potential for research or advanced academic work

The General Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Research will review all completed applications submitted on or before the deadline and select five to eight fellows who will join the continuing senior fellows. Applicants will be notified in March on the status of their application. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

●  Strength of the research project proposed by the student

●  Demonstrated promise for completing a long-term, intensive research project

●  Alignment with the goals of OCRF

●  Ability to contribute to an inclusive and supportive community of undergraduate researchers