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 here for instructions on how to apply. 

The NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium is a university-wide celebration of research which showcases work from undergraduates spanning Arts and Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, and Engineering. 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 projects that most impress them, and a panel of NYU Shanghai faculty will select the winning projects. 


Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in person. All participants are only required to prepare a research poster and a 3-to-4-minute presentation that explains the poster.

Application Instructions

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

  • Ask your faculty mentor to submit the Faculty Endorsement Form by 9 AM on October 17, 2022. ​​It is your responsibility to ensure that the form is received by the application deadline.
  • Fill out the Student Application Form by 9 AM CST on October 17, 2022. For group projects, you only need to submit one application to include information of all team members. 
Important Dates
Application Opens: September 19, 2022
Application Deadline: 9 AM, October 17, 2022
Screen Results Announced: October 14, 2022
Event Day: November 5 (Saturday), 2022

A Look Back

Winning Presentations from Previous Years

Programs from Previous Years

Photos from Previous years

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, 2022(Shanghai time), and close on April 1, 2022 (Shanghai time). Selection results will be announced via email by April 15, 2022 (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 15, 2022 (Shanghai time). You will then need to prepare your poster and audio presentation.

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