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The Office of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to welcome you to our website. Please be sure to register with our office, to stay up to date on the latest events happening in research. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to register!


Registering with our office will put you on the listserv so you will be aware when registration windows open for our events! You will also be eligible for our support programs (located under the Program and activities tab), and to learn about other research enhancement opportunities!

Are you a student currently conducting research? If you haven't registered with our office, please do so here . For additional help finding a mentor with similar interests as you, you can register at A continually growing database of Faculty conducting research across the UK campus.


Please be sure to register with our office to keep up with the rolling deadlines of our support programs. Registration does not obligate you for participation.

Office of Undergraduate Research Mission

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky is to promote high quality, undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines across campus, and to use all available resources to support and advance the research endeavor. 

Read more about our mission.

Information Sessions 

Are you an undergraduate student seeking a faculty mentor? Or do you want more information about undergraduate research?  The Office of Undergraduate Research will hold information sessions periodically throughout each semester.

News & Announcements

Fusing Interests in Undergraduate Research

Computer science and the St. Chad Gospels. Physics and Spanish. Math and international studies. The combination of these don't seem to make a lot of sense, but it is these interests that have...

Hood and Hower
Getting a Jumpstart on Research with UK and Dunbar's MSTC Program

“It’s too far away,” agree Madison Hood and Jim Hower when the question arises about Hood’s plans to pursue a Ph.D… After all, Hood just graduated from high school. And yet the question is not...

BLOG: Five Takeaways From a Week Embedded in UK Research

As a former (and recent) student at UK, I knew like everyone else on campus the significance placed on research here — the special mission associated with being the flagship, land-grant and...