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The Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to helping foster healthy and productive mentor/student relationships.

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.

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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

Vanderford Receives Kentucky Academy of Science’s Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2020) – The University of Kentucky’s Nathan Vanderford received the 2020 Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award from the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) last Friday.

Matthew Hoch

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 8 --- Dr. Matthew Hoch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences and the Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Research Institute. Thank you Dr. Hoch for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.