Undergraduate Research: Symposium and Funds for Presenting at Academic Conferences

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

Presentation at Academic Conference (PAC) Grants:

These awards provide limited funding for approved undergraduates at NYU Shanghai who have been selected to present their own original research at an academic conference related to their area of study. Please see the instructions on how to apply. 

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 capstone projects, DURF 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 receive a certificate with a $100 gift card.


Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Spring 2023 Symposium event will be held on Saturday, May 13. All participants are required to prepare a research poster and a 3-to-4-minute presentation.


Application Instructions

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

  • Fill out the Application Form by Sunday, March 26. For group projects, you only need to submit one application to include all information of your team members. 
  • Ask your mentor to submit the Faculty Endorsement Form by Sunday, March 26.
Important Dates
Application Opens: February 20, 2023
Application Deadline: March 26, 2023
Screen Results Announced: April 14, 2023
Event Day: May 13 (Saturday), 2023

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 20, 2023, and close on March 26, 2023. Selection results will be announced via email by April 14, 2023 (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 14, 2023. You will then need to prepare your poster and a 3-to-4 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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