Undergraduate Research Symposium

The NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium is a university-wide celebration of research which showcases work from undergraduates spanning the Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, and Business. The Symposium features recently completed projects by Major Honors students, as well as research papers and creative work by students for their Capstone Projects, Independent Study Courses and as part of the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF).

Visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the project that most impresses them, and a panel of NYU Shanghai faculty will select the winning projects. 

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 protocol, the Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in mixed mode. The research posters will be displayed in the Academic Building on May 15th from 9-11AM. Students in Shanghai will stand by their poster to give presentations and to answer questions. Remote participants will have the chance to interact with the audience online. 

Posters and audio presentations will be exhibited on our Undergraduate Research Symposium website from May 15th-23rd, 2021.

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Important Dates
Applications Open: March 9th, 2021
Application Deadline: April 7th, 2021
Finalists Announced: April 16th, 2021
Event Day: 9-11AM, May 15th (Online voting until May 23rd, 2021)

A Look Back

Winning Presentations from Previous Years

Programs from Previous Years

Photos from Previous years

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply?

NYU Shanghai undergraduate students, GoLocal students and study-away students are eligible to apply.

What’s the timeline to complete the application process?

Applications open on March 9th, 2021(Shanghai time), and close on April 7th, 2021 (Shanghai time). Selection results will be posted on the website by April 12th, 2021 (Shanghai time). Students will receive notification emails with more detailed information.

If we want to enter as a group, do all members need to apply individually?

For a group project, you only need to submit one application, while the information of all team members need to be included.

What materials do I need to prepare in order to apply?

To apply, you need to have (1) an abstract (1000 characters); (2) Description of Research Project (Limit to 500 words)

Can I edit my application after submitting?

If you would like to make any changes before the application deadline, please email shanghai.academicassociates@nyu.edu.

What’s going to happen after I submit my application?

After the application is closed, the committee will go through all applications and the result will be announced on the website by April 12th, 2021 (Shanghai time). You will then need to prepare your poster and audio.

The Academic Resource Center offers individual appointments to help you with your poster design, writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
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