FCRH Research Opportunities and Support

Department of Psychology Honors Tea

Fordham College at Rose Hill strives to provide undergraduates a diverse array of research opportunities. In addition to strengthening a student's resume and graduate or professional school applications, such experiences expand understanding of a discipline, engender productive mentoring relationships, and encourage the development of analytical and communication skills that are useful in any profession.

Throughout the year, FCRH hosts several events to highlight research taking place on campus. We also sponsor opportunities to expose students to prominent speakers and/or innovative research. Our students actively participate in conferences throughout the country and even internationally as well.

Opportunities for Funding and Professional Development

Upcoming Events

  • The deadline for FCRH summer research grant submissions is Friday, March 25. Please visit our grant opportunities page for more information. Dean Annunziato will hold an information session on Thursday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in Keating 204.
  • The 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is coming on Wednesday, May 4! We welcome all submissions here by Wednesday, April 6.
  • Check out the Council on Undergraduate Research deadlines for their student events. These are such a terrific opportunity to share your work with a wonderful audience. FCRH is so pleased to support your registration fees.

If you have any questions regarding our research opportunities or upcoming events, please contact Dr. Rachel Annunziato, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. Our office is available to assist students with fellowship applications as well.

Undergraduate Research News

Magis and Music at the Research Symposium for Fordham College at Rose Hill

Magis and Music at the Research Symposium for Fordham College at Rose Hill

Gesturing to the stained-glass image of St. Ignatius in the Keating First auditorium, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, said that the founder of the Jesuit order charged his followers with nearly an impossible task: to follow the greater glory of God or, as it’s known in Jesuit terms, magis. “Remember you are men …

Rose Hill Research Symposium Features Jazz Concert, Virtual and Live Presentations

Rose Hill Research Symposium Features Jazz Concert, Virtual and Live Presentations

In the early months of the pandemic, senior undergraduate researchers at Fordham College at Rose Hill celebrated their hard work over Zoom with congratulatory emojis and a homemade poster created by dean Rachel Annunziato’s nine-year-old twins. But this year, students were able to commemorate the 14th annual undergraduate research symposium both online and in person. …

A Strong Sense of Ethnic Identity Can Mitigate the Effects of Discrimination, Says Professor

A Strong Sense of Ethnic Identity Can Mitigate the Effects of Discrimination, Says Professor

Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Fordham, has explored the human relationship with ethnic identity in more than 50 peer-reviewed papers. For years, she has served as an associate editor for multiple journals and explained her findings at conferences nationwide. At the end of last April, she presented part of her social science …

Natalie Ward, FCRH ’19: Addressing Air Quality in the Bronx

Natalie Ward, FCRH ’19: Addressing Air Quality in the Bronx

A Fordham senior has been studying a tiny particle that might have big implications. For the past year, Natalie Ward, a math major at Fordham College at Rose Hill and a George and Mary Jane McCartney Research Fellow, has been exploring the link between PM 2.5—an air pollutant smaller than the cross-section of a human …

Student Research on Birds Leads to Unexpected Leadership Role

Student Research on Birds Leads to Unexpected Leadership Role

The more crowded the neighborhood, the more social the bird. Such are the findings of an interspecies study by Fordham College at Rose Hill junior Lindsay Thomas. Thomas, who is majoring in biology and minoring in sociology, unveiled her research at the Sixth Annual Bronx Science Consortium Poster Symposium on Wed., Oct. 3. Her work …

Mailable Bags Provide Incentive to Recycle Clothing, Study Finds

Mailable Bags Provide Incentive to Recycle Clothing, Study Finds

When it was time to clean out her closet, Yekaterina Goncharova would drive around her neighborhood in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, searching for a charity clothing bin where she could donate her old clothes. “I’d go the place that I last remembered it was, but sometimes the bin was there, and other times it was moved,” …

Ars Nova: Shifting Perspectives Through Research

Ars Nova: Shifting Perspectives Through Research

This year’s Ars Nova showcase, which highlighted undergraduate research from Fordham College at Lincoln Center on April 12, featured work from a variety of disciplines. Many students examined themes familiar to them and to their audience, yet pivoted the perspective to present the subjects in a new light. A Graphic Novel Delves into A World Without …

From Gene Therapy to Food Insecurity: Undergraduate Research Displayed at Rose Hill

From Gene Therapy to Food Insecurity: Undergraduate Research Displayed at Rose Hill

When Fordham College at Rose Hill established its first Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 years ago, 36 students presented their work.  Today, the annual event celebrates the research projects of more than 300 undergraduates across disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural science, and the arts. This year’s symposium , held at the McGinley Center on …

How Para Athletes Are Challenging the Concept of Who Can Be an Elite Athlete

How Para Athletes Are Challenging the Concept of Who Can Be an Elite Athlete

Whether Turner Block is home in America or halfway across the world, for her the Paralympic Games is a can’t-miss event. “The Paralympics and the Olympics celebrate the joy found in effort,” said Block, a 2017 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill. A soccer player for 15 years, Block sees sports as a global …

Through a Theorist’s Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Music

Through a Theorist’s Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Music

German organist and music theorist Andreas Werckmeister is widely recognized for his 1691 treatise Musicalische Temperatur, a lengthy exposition about musical temperaments and tuning. However, it was his 1707 treatise Musicalische-Paradoxal Discourse that gave readers insights into the framework that inspired his musical discoveries, says Fordham College at Rose Hill senior Melani Shahin. Shahin, who …

Colloquium Offers Sample of Upcoming Student Research

Colloquium Offers Sample of Upcoming Student Research

The Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) Undergraduate Research Symposium isn’t until next spring, but students got a sneak peek of what to expect through the Undergraduate Research Colloquium.  “At the beginning of the semester, I had the pleasure of meeting with our summer grant recipients,” said Rachel Annunziato, Ph.D., FCRH associate dean for strategic initiatives …