Watch the video to learn about undergraduate research at UK! The Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars video can be found here. To view highlight videos of some of our rising undergraduate researchers, click here.
Office of Undergraduate Research Mission
The mission of the University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is to promote high quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines across campus.
The Office of Undergraduate Research is dedicated to providing coordination, leadership and support for the varied programs at the University of Kentucky designed to to encourage, engage, and support the undergraduate research enterprise, thus enhancing the overall academic experience and future success of our students. The office is the starting point for any undergraduate student desiring to include mentored research in their undergraduate experience. This website will familiarize mentors and students alike with the many and varied opportunities provided by the office, and by related programs and activities on campus and beyond focused on undergraduate research and undergraduate student excellence.
A major service orchestrated by the Office of Undergraduate Research is the pairing of faculty mentors with undergraduate protégés to create a formalized, meaningful research experience. Our staff provides individual guidance to assist students in finding faculty mentors. Students engaged in our programs will undoubtedly garner the rewards of inquiry-based learning through creativity and innovation. Our programs help equip students to become professional, civic, and academic leaders.
Students: Are you an undergraduate student seeking a faculty mentor? Or do you want more information about UGRP (Undergraduate Research Program)? Register here. Registration does not obligate you for participation.
Faculty: Find an undergraduate student by registering here. Registration does not obligate you for participation.
Are you a student currently conducting research? If you haven't registered, please do so here.
From our students...
"The Office of Undergraduate Research has provided me with outstanding support and opportunities, and I am so greatful to be attending a University that has allowed me to become so involved."
Katelyn McNamara - Topical Major, Psychology and Spanish Senior
"I encourage all students seeking an intellectual challenge and the opportunity to grow and mature, to engage in research."
James T. Chapman - Chellgren Fellow, Gaines Fellow, Travel Grant and Summer Research Grant recipient, PKP Student VP, 2011 UK graduate and commencement speaker
The Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will meet every Wednesday at 4:00 in room 208A Funkhouser. Join us as we plan our Spring Showcase! For more information about this student organization, click HERE.