Workshops

Getting Started

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start!  You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, as well as advice on how to find and work with a faculty mentor and/or get into a lab.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of UC-Berkeley's most popular undergraduate research opportunities, such as [link]the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships(SURF), and the Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Program, a senior capstone experience for all majors.  

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students regardless of major, but it may be especially useful for freshmen and sophomores.  Any academically motivated student who is curious about campus funding opportunities for original research or creative projects will likely find the "getting started" workshop useful.

The "getting started" workshop is generally offered once a week from August to March, and takes place in 1229 Dwinelle Hall.  Please check theresearch calendar for current times, dates, and locations.

The Getting Started presentation is also available to view here

How to Write a Research Proposal

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you!  In 90 minutes, you will get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline.  It will be especially useful for upper-division undergraduates preparing to write a senior honors thesis, as well as those applying for graduate school or considering a career in fundraising for nonprofits.

We strongly recommend that you come to the workshop with a specific topic in mind.  Your idea can be broad--we'll refine it during the workshop--but you'll get the most out of the workshop will be most useful if you can apply it to a specific area of research interest.)

The "proposal writing workshop" is generally offered once every two weeks from August to March, and takes place in 1229 Dwinelle Hall.  Please check the research calendar for current times, dates, and locations.

Professional Emailing

Do you need to email someone you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It is generally offered once every two weeks from August to March, and takes place in 1229 Durant Hall. Please check the research calendar for current times, dates, and locations.

The Professional Emailing presentation is also available to view here