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The Office of Undergraduate Research

Students: Find a Mentor

Faculty and StudentsIf you are an undergraduate seeking to find a research mentor, please start by registering at Once you have created a ScholarBridge profile, you wll be able to search the online system database for a UK faculty mentor. If you are already conducting faculty mentored research, please register at You must be registered to be eligible for our programs and to learn about other research enhancement opportunities.

One of the major functions of the Office of Undergraduate Research is the pairing of faculty mentors with undergraduate students to create a formalized, meaningful research experience. Once the mentoring relationship is established, our office provides resesarch assistance, travel support for student presenters and other research support programs and activities.

Students can volunteer time if they just want to get their feet wet or they can enroll in more formalized research and/or creative activities opportunites. Either way, help is available through our office.

The Office of Undergraduate Research will hold information sessions periodically throughout each semester.  These sessions are led by a peer leader or undergraduate research advisor and will walk students through the steps involved in finding a research mentor.  All sessions begin at 5:00pm and usually last 30-45 minutes.  Registration required.

Date: Tuesday, October 14
Location: Funkhouser 200

Date: Monday, October 27
Location: Funkhouser 200

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Location: W. T. Young Library: UK Athletics Auditorium

Date: Monday, December 8
Location: Funkhouser 200