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The central Office of Undergraduate Research is currently undergoing restructuring.  Please see the communication from Dr. Lisa Cassis, Vice President for Research on this process and the call for applicants for the newly created position of Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research. 




Quote_Faculty Corrine Williams_Undergraduate research can provide amazing value to both the student and the faculty member. I'm always amazed at what excited, engaged undergraduates can accomplish on my research projects, and I know that working on real problems helps them in their future careers or education.

Register as an Undergraduate Research Mentor

Get connected with OUR!  Mentors make a difference and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides resources, services, and support for faculty and staff. Sign up for the faculty/staff listserv.


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Request a Class Presentation

OUR staff are readily available to give presentations about OUR's programs and getting involved in undergraduate research, opportunities, workshops, funding programs, and more to your group, class, department, or office.

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Serve as a Faculty Reviewer

Almost all Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) funding opportunities rely on faculty review committees to review applications and make recommendations about which projects to fund. Get involved with OUR today - Complete our Faculty Reviewer Interest Form

Faculty Reviewer Interest Form

$148K Awarded to Support Student Research Travel

Since 2009, the Office of Undergraduate Research has awarded $148,290 in Research Travel Grants to UK undergraduate students presenting their research at professional meetings and conferences.

1,751 Student Research Posters Printed

Did You Know? The OUR will print one free poster per semester for students presenting their faculty-mentored research at a conference or symposia

72 Faculty Mentors of the Week Recognized

Mentors make a difference! The Office of Undergraduate Research officially launched the Research Faculty Mentor of the Week recognition program in August 2017.

Have a Question?

Have a question? Visit our FAQ page for answers to some of the most common questions about undergraduate research at UK.  If you need additional assistance, we're just an email or phone call away!

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Faculty Mentors in the News

4 Faculty Honored as Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentors

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently awarded four faculty members for their exemplary commitment to undergraduate research mentoring. The Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards were presented during the 15th Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars on April 27.

BLOG: Chad Risko, New Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Risko has accepted our offer to be the new Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Dr. Risko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky (UK).