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The Office of Undergraduate Research

Resources for Faculty

On-Campus Resources 

ERTL - E-learning lab in the College of Engineering 

Helpful Websites

Minor Policy for UK - New policies have developed concerning minors working in laboratories. 

UGE Programs involving Minors 

UKnowledge: To celebrate the achievements of UK’s undergraduate researchers, the Office of Undergraduate Research collaborates with the University of Kentucky Libraries to archive and enable online access to students’ research reports and posters via UK’s institutional repository, UKnowledge. The reports and posters illustrate the student researchers’ competencies and intellectual aspirations, and highlight the benefits and significance of faculty mentoring.  When the students apply to graduate schools and/or professional programs, they will able to provide concrete evidence of their academic success with the URLs of their reports and posters.  As the UKnowledge system tracks download rates, the students will also be able to demonstrate the interest in their research by noting the download counts of their submissions to UKnowledge. Meanwhile, by offering online access to archived reports and posters, UK shares valuable knowledge with the people in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR): The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national professional (membership) organization designed to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Since 2011, the UK Office of Undergraduate Research has been a member of CUR through the Kentucky system-wide Institutional membership, contracted by the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE). As of July 1, 2015, we are pleased to announce that the University of Kentucky has become an Enhanced Institutional Member. Enhanced Institutional Membership allows ANY faculty member, student, or staff member from our institution to join the Council on Undergraduate Research at no additional cost to the individual. All other membership benefits of the institutional membership also apply to the enhanced membership. For more information about CUR and memberships, see  

How to become a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), under the UK Enhanced Membership, 2015-2016

We invite you to join CUR by following these steps: 

        1.) Go to
        3.) In online application, be sure to use the scroll list to SELECT INSTITUTION - UNIVERSITY OF 
             KENTUCKY (this should activate the no-cost feature). 

Note: the URPD is the DIVISION for members who want to participate as general undergraduate research. Otherwise, select a division that corresponds with your discipline/major. 


Undergraduate Life Science Education Community

NIH Supplement Program: A Win-Win for UK Researchers and Underrepresented Scientists

Sponsored Project Information Files (SPIFi): A database of externally funded sponsored projects conducted at the University of Kentucky

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) mentoring opportunities - Boston, MA

For questions concerning compliance issues, please contact The Office of Research Integrity.

JUNE - JUNE is an online journal for undergraduate neuroscience faculty that publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education. JUNE serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information regarding topics such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods.

PURM - Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring

This new online journal provides unique perspectives on undergraduate research from faculty around the world. Readers are encouraged to submit their own articles on practices they think are important to the development of a robust undergraduate research program.

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