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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

UK Students Attend IdeaFestival

Some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators are in downtown Louisville this week for the annual IdeaFestival (IF), which runs through Friday at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts...

Snow Inducted as President-Elect of National Neurotrauma Society

Dr. Diane Snow, University of Kentucky Endowed Chair of Neuroscience, interim director of the UK Honors Program and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, was recently elected by her...

UK Student Reconstructs Language

When University of Kentucky student and Chellgren Fellow, Erica Mattingly, enrolled in one of Andrew M. Byrd’s linguistics courses, she had no idea she would be rewriting history — or at least re-...