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VCU has teamed up with Student Opportunity Center (SOC) to provide a central place to find experiential learning activities like undergraduate research.

Sign up with SOC today to explore — and apply for! — mentored research opportunities on the VCU and VCU Health campuses and beyond.

You will find three types of research opportunities while navigating with SOC:

  • VCU Research Experiences: These opportunities will take the form of a research internship or credit-bearing experience and they are available to all VCU students. All positions of this type will begin with “VCU Research Experience”.
  • Work Study Research Assistantships: These opportunities are reserved for students who have a work study award as part of their Financial Aid package. All work study research assistantships will begin with “FWS-Research Assistant”.
  • National Research Opportunities: These opportunities are offered by other institutions all over the country and are typically funded opportunities as part of a research training program.

Simply log in with your VCU eID and password, verify your account, and search for “VCU Research Experience” to find and apply for available opportunities.

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