Undergraduate Research Symposium

NYU Shanghai Academic Affairs provides opportunities for students to present their research work through the fall and spring semester Undergraduate Research Symposiums.

NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a platform to exhibit your exciting research achievements to all NYU Shanghai community members. We welcome all DURF projects, capstone projects, research projects from courses, Dean’s Service Scholars (DSS), Study Away programs, and other independent research done under faculty guidance at NYU Shanghai. 

Judges will evaluate and select the Best Research Project and Best Presentation awards. The audience will vote for the Most Popular Project. Each winning group will not only receive a certificate but also a $100 gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Spring 2024 Symposium will be hosted on Friday, May 10, 5:00-7:30 PM, on the third floor, East Building. All participants are required to prepare 1) a research poster and 2) a 3-minute presentation.


Application Instructions

There are two components to the application. You will need to: 

  • Fill out the Application Form by Monday, April 8, 10 AM. For group projects, you only need to submit one application containing all the information for your team members. 
  • Ask your mentor to submit the Faculty Endorsement Form by Monday, April 8, 10 AM.
Important Dates
Application Opens: February 21, 2024
Application Deadline: April 8, 10 AM, 2024
Screen Results Announcement: April 18, 2024
Event Day: May 10 (Friday), 5:00-7:30 PM, 2024 

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply?

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

What’s the timeline to complete the application process?

Applications open on February 21, 2024, and close on April 8, 10 AM, 2024. Selection results will be announced via email by April 12, 2024 (Shanghai time).

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 per group that includes all information of all team members.

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

To apply, you need to have (1) an abstract (100 words max); (2) description of research project (500 words max)

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 via email by April 12, 2024. You will then need to prepare your poster and a 3-minute presentation.

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