STR Program

Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR):
Council on Undergraduate Research’s Advocacy Program

This advocacy program kicks off in November 2024 and Ends in March 2025

The STR Program was developed as an expanded and enhanced program to replace Posters on the Hill and REU Symposium while drawing on their successes. This program will broaden participation, allowing students at varied stages of the undergraduate research process to engage. Participants will learn valuable skills in communicating the impact of their undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry experience to a variety of audience members and stakeholders. 

Submissions for the 2024-25 Program closes on Friday, September 20, 2024.

Deadlines Locations Chart

Submission Window OpensOnlineJune 20, 2024
Submission Window ClosesOnlineSeptember 20, 2024
Submission Notifications Sent & Registration OpensOnlineOctober 7, 2024
Registration ClosesOnline November 4, 2024
Training Session #1 & Orientation
Getting Inspired, Setting Goals
OnlineNovember 15, 2024
Training Session #2
Connecting and Building Relationships with Policymakers
OnlineDecember 6, 2024
Training Session #3
Op-ed Writing and Pitching
OnlineJanuary 17, 2025
Training Session #4
Policy Brief Writing
OnlineFebruary 7, 2025
Training Session #5 & Hill Visits
Communicating Your Research on Capitol Hill & Media Interviews and Building Relationships with Reporters
Washington, DC areaMarch 2-3, 2025

Required March In-Person Training Information

Location of MeetingHousing Information
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA, 22204
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA, 22204

Registration Rates for STR 2024-25*

Team of 2Team of 3Team of 4

* Registration and payment opens on October 7, 2024 and closes on November 4, 2024.

STR Graduates


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