The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center is about “promoting and celebrating” mentored scholarship. Undergraduate research has been a longtime cornerstone of the College’s commitment to academic excellence. Our goal is to provide undergraduate students that opportunity to engage in mentored or independent scholarship. Please explore this site and learn how you can best take advantage of URECA in your academic pursuit.

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2022 Honors Booklet Abstract Submission Portal

Please submit honors theses abstracts HERE to be included in the 2022 Honors Abstract Booklet. Submissions are due by Wednesday, May 4, 2022.


2022 Summer Funding Alert

If you are considering applying for summer research funds, we invite you to view the following videos:

2022 Workshop Video & Presentation Slides

2021 Workshop Videos

After viewing all four videos, we invite you to attend a virtual question and answer session, on January 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm, with members of the URECA Executive Committee, Chair of the Richter Scholarship Committee, Associate Director for Human Research Protection, and Associate Director of Research and Community Engagement. During the session, you may ask questions about the purpose and processes of each fellowship and scholarship, writing a successful proposal, and other questions that you may have about the process.


Slavery, Race, and Memory Project Grants

The URECA Center, in conjunction with the Slavery, Race, and Memory Project and the Office of the Provost, will award up to two 2021 Summer Fellowships to support faculty-student collaborative research on topics which explore histories, institutional formations, and local practices of slavery, racism, and racialization; or which investigate the lived experience of material inequities based in racism, including racism’s origins in white supremacy.  Priority will be given to projects based in our local area community or in the area of the original campus.

Applications should be submitted through either the Wake Forest Research Fellowship or Arts and Humanities Fellowship application process.  For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Pratt (prattwe@nullwfu.edu).

Faculty who collaborate with students on humanities-related projects may be eligible for additional support from the Humanities Institute’s Faculty-Student Collaborative Humanities Research Grant and Humanities Matters grants.  For more information about these and other Humanities Institute grants, see the Humanities Institute’s website, or contact HI Director Dean Franco (francodj@nullwfu.edu).


Protocol for the Safe Return of
Undergraduates to Mentored Research and
Scholarship Activities of Wake Forest Faculty


Undergraduate Research Day 11 1 19

Undergraduate Research Day
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