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What We Do

At the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR), we believe that students who engage in research during their college careers are better prepared to address future unsolved problems and to assume important roles as enlightened citizens and leaders. We help undergraduates get connected to the larger Carolina research community, find research funding, and share their research with others.

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Research Opportunities

Wondering where to start? Click here to find out more about our learn/connect/engage framework for getting involved in research.

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Fund Your Research

We can help you find summer funding, travel to present your research at a conference, and find other great funding sources at Carolina.

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Share Your Research

Learn about our Spring Celebration of Undergraduate Research, publishing, and funding for conference presentations.

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News & Updates

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JOURney Undergraduate Research Journal is Accepting Submissions: March 17 Deadline

Established in 2016, JOURney has provided undergraduate students a platform to write about the research projects they work on at the university, whether it be in the natural sciences, social sciences or humanities, as well as through a new popular science section that allows writers to discuss and review a wider scope of a given topic.

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2021 Celebration of Undergraduate Research

The 22nd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research will be held on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 from 2-5pm, with posters and presentations also available online. The event will be virtual this year using Symposium, an online platform that facilitates synchronous and asynchronous interactions.

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Luke Hoang Nguyen is doing research on mental health here at UNC.

OUR Undergraduate Research Spotlight: Luke Nguyen

Ever since he was a high school student, UNC undergraduate Luke Nguyen has wanted to analyze how race might impact the ways Asian American and white American college students seek help for their mental health.

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Upcoming Events



Getting Involved in Research in Biology

Talk with OUR Ambassadors who are fellow undergrads conducting research in Biology. Hear their perspectives on identifying mentors and labs, locating opportunities, and getting course credit for your research. After a brief panel, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.



Carolina Research Scholars Q & A

Drop in anytime during the hour to ask questions about the Carolina Research Scholars program. 



Poster Design

Get ready for the Celebration of Undergraduate Research or other symposia this Spring and create an academic poster that stands out in the presentation hall.

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Make an Appointment

OUR staff members are happy to meet with you to talk about your research interests, help you understand the many resources available at Carolina, and help you make a plan for getting involved.
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