COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Coronavirus Updates from URO, 7/1/20

Academic Travel
As of 7/1/20, academic travel continues to be prohibited.
Students with awards (ATF, SRPS, Kellogg, Hoskin) that involve travel must cancel these plans. You may be reimbursed for expended and non-refundable expenses. If you are able to repurpose pre-purchased flights for personal use, we will not refund those. 

Senior Work
We recognize students may need to alter existing senior work projects as a result of travel restrictions and working from off-campus locations. Please contact us about any changes or questions about your senior work.

SRPS proposals will continue to be reviewed for work adhering to the current restrictions. Students should understand that we cannot approve projects at this time that involve travel, but we encourage you to still apply in the event this travel ban is lifted in a way that allows you to pursue this work.

Summer Research Program
Research and internship opportunities will only be allowed if they can be conducted remotely, unless and until restrictions are lifted by Vermont state authorities.

Research and internship opportunities will be available to students this summer if funded by endowments and gifts (including endowed professorships and DLA), external grants, or specifically approved funding.

Student employment this summer will only be allowed if it is considered essential to academic continuity and has a specifically approved funding source.

See for the announcement.

As always, please email with questions.

Funding for Senior Work Projects

Seniors- planning a senior research project but not sure how to fund it? SRPS has three deadlines for applications up to $1,200: October 1, 2020, January 22, 2021 and April 15, 2021, but applications for up to $350 are accepted throughout the academic year, funds permitting. see how to apply

Student Research Features

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Students Research Local Public Health Issues
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Physics Majors Present Research at Astronomy Conference
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Summer Research Internship to Unlock Genome of African Diaspora
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Making an Appointment with Dean Gates

You can schedule an advising appointment with Lisa Gates by using the CTLR online scheduler at go/appt.

Middlebury Offers Research Opportunities in All Disciplines

I hear and I forget,

I see and I remember,

I do and I understand

- Chinese Proverb

Students conduct research with Middlebury faculty, with faculty at other universities and research institutions, produce their own independent research, and present their work in at the Spring Student Symposium and professional meetings or conferences. Undergraduate Research supports students in these endeavors with advising, information about opportunities and funding for research and academic travel.