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The Office of Undergraduate Research


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.

Read more about our mission.


Are you a student currently conducting research? If you haven't registered, please do so here in order to be eligible for our support programs and to learn about other research enhancement opportunities.

Are you an undergraduate student seeking a faculty mentor? Or do you want more information about undergraduate research?

Stop by 219 Funkhouser for our drop-in hours Tuesdays and Wednesdays anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 for more information about getting involved in research.  This is an opportunity for students to ask questions that are specific to their needs.  *Drop-in hours will NOT be held on Wednesday, September 25 and Wednesday, November 27.

The Office of Undergraduate Research will also hold information sessions periodically throughout each semester. Click here for the Fall semester schedule.


Let us know that you are willing to serve as an undergraduate research mentor here. Registration does not obligate you for participation.

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