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Your Undergraduate Research Journey Begins Here.

Students: ForagerOne Profile

1. Create your ForagerOne profile.

2. Explore research opportunities.

3. Connect with a faculty mentor.


Funding and Awards.

There are several ways for students at the University of Kentucky to obtain funding for research-based, scholarly, or creative projects.

Explore Funding Programs

Presentation Opportunities.

Presenting research provides students with an important opportunity to level up your presentation and communication skills. 

Discover Presentation Opportunities

Register with OUR.

Discover what’s wildly possible with undergraduate research. Register with the Office of Undergraduate Research and stay up-to-date on research opportunities, workshops, skills trainings, and events. 


Get Started.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) helps students from all disciplines and backgrounds get involved in research.  The Quick Start Guide to OUR explains how to get started. Our team is dedicated to serving UK's undergraduates and getting them connected with engaging research opportunities. 

Find Your Pathway to Research

Why Get Involved with Research

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Explore the unknown. Research gives students the skills to think for themselves, critically evaluate information, and use their creativity to explore.

  • Explore career directions

  • Work one-on-one with internationally distinguished faculty 

  • Participate in cutting-edge research projects with far-reaching impact

  • Develop your problem-solving skills, creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking abilities

  • Earn credit outside the classroom 

  • Set yourself apart for graduate or professional school admission or high-level employment

  • Have fun!


Total number of undergraduate research program participants, interest session attendees, and advising consultations since 2009.


The OUR provides funding opportunities to support undergraduate research efforts.


The OUR provides one-on-one guidance and assistance with exploring research interests, identifying research opportunities, and connecting students with research mentors.



Discover What's Wildly Possible.



Alumni Spotlight: Where are They Now?

We love hearing from former students and mentors! We're interested in what happens to our undergraduate research graduates and how they feel about their time and experiences here.  Share YOUR story with us. 

Share Your Alumni Update

Student Research Spotlight

We are excited to showcase the great things our undergraduate student researchers and their mentors are doing at UK and also help inspire other undergraduate students to pursue research experiences. Take a moment to tell us about your research achievements and experiences!

Share Your Research

Students in the News

'UK at the Half': Why student Josh Griffith loves UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 13,  2023) — For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky student Josh Griffith explains how his experiences being involved in undergraduate research have created a lasting impact on him.  Listen to "UK at the Half" interview here Admitted students should confirm their spot at UK by the May 1 confirmation deadline.

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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