Meet Our Newest Partner in GW Libraries and Academic Innovation
The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research (CUFR), one of the newest partners in GW Libraries and Academic Innovation under Dean Geneva Henry, provides GW under-graduates and alumni with information, guidance, and support as they seek research opportunities and national fellowships. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Hoyt-O’Connor, CUFR works with approximately 500 students and alumni annually. The center helps to identify resources, narrow the search, and shape initial inquiries to locate faculty mentors and research funding.
Due to the world-class Elliott School of International Affairs, opportunities for international research are popular. With the support of CUFR and Hoyt-O’Connor, GW is a top producer of Fulbright scholars, with nine awarded to GW-nominated candidates in 2015-16. GW students also dominate the prestigious Boren Scholarship for study in areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States. In 2015-16, GW put forward 13 applicants for this scholarship, producing seven winners and four alternates, receiving over 5 percent of all the awards nationwide.
Undergraduate research offers students the chance to learn firsthand, in collaboration with professors, how new knowledge is generated. CUFR connects students to these unique opportunities and helps them to succeed.
To help support undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Tracy Sullivan, executive director of development for GW Libraries and Academic Innovation.