Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Chapman University is an authority that reviews, approves, denies and provides ongoing oversight of research involving human and animal subjects in in accordance with FDA regulations. Instructors and students preparing to conduct research requiring human or animal participation should visit the Approval Process Forms and Instructions section to learn more about the requirements.
Scholarships and Awards
Students who participate in the BURN program will be encouraged to work with Chapman's Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs. Below is a quick overview of nationally competitive awards.
Being a BURN scholar helps students to build the competitive profile they need to for prestigious awards. For more information about developing a competitive profile, contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs.
David L. Boren (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarship for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad including, Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships & Fellowships
Scholarships for 4 to 10 months of study in Germany, including thesis research or an internship for students in any academic field.
The Fulbright award provides opportunities for personal development and international experience. Preference is given to those applicants who have resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for no more than six months.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Scholarships for juniors pursuing public service careers.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Scholarships for sophomores/juniors pursuing environmental careers.
The Mitchell Scholars Program
The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.
Supports two years of graduate study at Oxford University.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships were created to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The scholarships are to fund study in another country where there is a Rotary Club. The club offers three different grants, global, district and cultural in amounts up to $30,000.00.
Conferences and Competitions
Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
One-day conference held each November on the campus of a college or university in the greater Los Angeles area. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the best research, scholarship, and creative work of undergraduates in the region, thus encouraging excellence in undergraduate achievement.
SCCUR 2013 will be held at Whittier College on November 23, 2013
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
ICPSR Paper Competition invites submissions for the 2013 Research Paper Competition from undergraduates and master’s students at member institutions. The purpose of the competitions is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis. The awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place in each category.
All papers and corresponding entry forms must be submitted by January 31, 2014.
The Alpha Mu Gamma History Conference
The 5th Annual Alpha Mu Gamma History Conference will be hosted by Chapman University. Twenty-four papers, with commentary, will be spread over eight panels arranged in two sessions. The conference is sponsored by the Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society and admission is free.
The 5th Annual Alpha Mu Gamma Conference will be held at Chapman University Spring 2014.
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
NCUR Conference will be held in Kentucky on April 3-5, 2014
Chapman University Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize
Award recognizes the use of library resources in pursuit of excellent research by Chapman University undergraduate students.
Application deadline: Monday, April 2014
Voces Novae Chapman Historical Review
First published in the summer of 2009, Voces Novae won the Gerald D. Nash Best Electronic Journal Prize from Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Over 30 of its papers published have won separate research prizes.
e-Windows, Chapman’s Journal of Undergraduate Research
An electronic journal of undergraduate student research featuring recent scholarly research and creative work by Chapman’s undergraduates spanning a variety of disciplines and formats.
For a complete list of nationally competitive undergraduate research journals visit the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) website