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 on campus and beyond, that are 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.