2022 Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting

Virginia Academy of Science
Saturday, October 29, 2022  
Eastern Mennonite University  
9 am – ~5 pm 


Deadline for electronic submission of 2022 Undergraduate Research Grant Applications is October 10, 2022. 


The VAS Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting is a research grant proposal competition, which has been held annually since the Fall of 2001.  In order to participate in this meeting, undergraduate students, in conjunction with their faculty mentors, are required to:  

(1)   Prepare and submit the online Undergraduate Research Grant Application by the October 10 deadline.      


(2)   Develop posters outlining the proposed research (following the criteria of the Fall Meeting Poster Guidelines) and present their posters at the Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting on October 29 at Eastern Menonite University.

NOTE:  Both the Research Grant Applications and the Poster Presentations will be evaluated to determine the recipients of the research grants.  

Up to ten Undergraduate Research Grant Awards of $750 each will be awarded to selected recipients at the end of this meeting.  The grant award recipients will also be awarded student membership in the Virginia Academy of Science for 2022-2023 and will be expected to present the results of their research at the 2023 VAS Annual Meeting in May.

Please note that it is the intention of VAS to distribute the Undergraduate Research Grant Awards by institution, discipline, and faculty mentors. 


Meeting Participation Procedures

  1. Each grant application must include one or more undergraduate students and one or more faculty mentors.
  2. The Undergraduate Research Grant Application can be accessed and completed here: https://secure4.hsc.edu/forms/view.php?id=168386


Student applicants do not need to be members of the Virginia Academy of Science.                                        

Faculty mentors must be members in good standing (i.e., paid dues for 2022) of the Virginia Academy of Science by the October 10 grant application submission deadline.  Current VAS membership status can be confirmed by contacting the VAS Associate Executive Officer at vasoffice@vacadsci.org 

If needed, the VAS Individual Membership Form is available on the VAS website via the link below.  



  1. The deadline for student applicants and their mentors to complete the online Undergraduate Research Grant Application is October 10, 2022(by midnight).
  2. Student applicants must register for and attend the 2022 VAS Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Eastern Mennonite University and present posters outlining their proposed research projects (following the criteria of the Fall Meeting Poster Guidelines).  

If needed, driving directions to Eastern Mennonite University are available here: 



  NOTE:  Registration information will be available on the VAS website at a later date.  


The Office of Student Research will pay for the student registration fees and travel associated with this conference. Please contact Amorette Barber, barberar@longwood.edu, for more information.