Office of Undergraduate Research

OCRF Application

Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The complete application should be submitted as a single PDF document (excluding reference forms) by 11:59 p.m., March 4th, 2022 by email to Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

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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 recommendations 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 by the end of April  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