The 2024 University Research and Creative Achievement Program (URCAP) is an exciting opportunity to highlight and celebrate student creative activity across disciplines.  

There are two components to which students can apply: 

  • URCAD University Research and Creative Achievement Day – An opportunity for all students to showcase their research in the form of a poster or an oral presentation. Applications for the Research Award (see above) will be automatically submitted to the URCAD event.
  • Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards – The Elihu Burritt Library Student Research Awards recognize excellence in Central undergraduate and graduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. Two prizes of $350 will be awarded, one to an undergraduate student and the other to a graduate student during the 2024 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Please note that the student library research award is a separate prize from the others presented at URCAD.
  • For more information about the awards and eligibility or to submit your work, go to https://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/application.php/ For more information, contact Susan Slaga-Metivier, reference librarian, at slagas@ccsu.edu

Relevant Deadlines

  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 - Submit for the Elihu Burritt Library Research 
  • Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 - Submit for URCAP Undergraduate Research Awards (including a faculty recommendation)
  • Monday, April 15th, 2024 - Submit your poster or oral presentation abstract for the University Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD).

This year the URCAD event will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2024 at the Alumni Hall in the Student Center.

Faculty involvement is an important component to the success of this event: please encourage your students to apply and consider volunteering as judges to evaluate URCAP Research Award applications.