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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

Info for First Year Students

While the majority of first year students don’t participate in research, your first year on campus is a great time to start learning about the opportunities at Carolina and connecting with researchers. This page provides a quick summary of how to get started.

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Summer Makerspace Mini-Series

Join the MakerSpace for a series of helpful workshops May 15-25, 2023.

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Report from the 2023 Celebration of Undergraduate Research

More than 1200 attendees participated in the 24h annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research on April 26, 2023, making this year the largest Celebration in the event’s history. 

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Knowing Neutrinos: Sarah Vickers’ Hunt for One of Physics’ Most Sought-After Discoveries

In advance of the April 26 Celebration of Undergraduate Research,we caught up with junior Sarah Vickers who, will be presenting her work as part of the Gruszko lab in the department of physics and astronomy.

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2023 Celebration of Undergraduate Research

The 24th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 2-5pm in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium.

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March 2023 Newsletter

Read the latest news and opportunities from the Office for Undergraduate Research.

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Upcoming Events



24th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research

The Celebration of Undergraduate Research is a research symposium held at UNC-Chapel Hill at the end of each spring semester to showcase undergraduate research in all disciplines.

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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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