There are many ways to find research opportunities at UNC:
- talk with an OUR Ambassador or to other students who are doing research in an area of interest
- make an appointment to talk with an OUR Department Liaison.
- discuss your research ideas with a faculty member who is doing research that interests you
- investigate research opportunities in your department or a related department
- sign up for a research intensive course
- check the postings in the OUR Database of Research Opportunities
One way to find a research opportunity that interests you is to review the current postings in the OUR database. Included here are a wide range of potential research experiences, including those connected with particular courses, volunteer positions, paid positions, and mentored scholarship that can lead to an undergraduate thesis. The postings include project descriptions, links to web sites with additional information, and contact information. The faculty who posted these opportunities have specified appropriate student majors for these positions.
This site was designed for students who intend to apply to graduate programs, but it includes resources that are helpful for undergraduates who want to identify faculty working in particular research fields.
There are also many research opportunities and programs available outside of UNC. The National Science Foundation has compiled a site of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), providing links to research opportunities in the natural sciences.