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Quote_Student_Maya Woolfolk_Research has contributed to my undergraduate experience by allowing me to think critically and ask questions in an environment outside of the classroom. Learning research skills has given me a more well-rounded education. Conducting research has allowed me to refine my interests and learn more about the research process.

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Discover undergraduate research opportunities today! Explore the research and creative scholarship opportunities available at UK, nationally, and internationally.

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$610K AWARDED TO SUPPORT SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Since 2014, the OUR has awarded $610,900 in Summer Research Fellowships to support 301 students' summer research endeavors on-campus, nationally, and abroad.

$27K AWARDED TO STUDENT OSWALD WINNERS

Since 2014, the OUR has awarded $27,261 in prizes to 97 undergraduate research student winners of the Oswald Research & Creativity Competition.

762 STUDENTS PRESENTED RESEARCH AT NCUR

Since 2009, 762 UK undergraduates have presented their faculty-mentored research at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

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Students in the News

UK Junior Kayli Bolton Named Astronaut Scholar

UK Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced biology and Lewis Honors College student Kayli Bolton is one of 2021’s 60 recipients to be awarded a scholarship of up to $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The ASF Scholarship is presented annually to outstanding college students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

UK Appalachian Center Awards 8 Student Researchers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center has honored eight students with its annual research awards. Three graduate students received the James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia, and four graduate students and one undergraduate student received the center's Eller and Billings Student Research Award.