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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.

Get Involved in Research

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.

More About Sharing Your Research

News & Updates


Information for Incoming 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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Read the new Issue of JOURney, the UNC Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Spring 2021 volume of JOURney: The UNC Journal of Undergraduate Research is now available! This fifth volume of the interdisciplinary journal features 15 original articles that explore current and complex topics in research scholarship.

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2021 Celebration of Undergraduate Research: Asynchronous Presentations Available

The 22nd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research was held on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 from 2-5pm, with posters and presentations also available online. More than 250 students presented 190 posters and live presentations.

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Upcoming Events

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June

Zoom Hangout with OUR Ambassadors (for Incoming First Years)

Incoming first years: come hear about the research experiences of fellow undergrads! Find out how to get involved in research and ask questions of our OUR Ambassadors. On this date, we’ll hear from undergraduate researchers in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Exercise and Sport Science, Environmental Health Sciences, Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Medicine, and Psychology. 


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June

Zoom Hangout with OUR Ambassadors (for Incoming First Years)

Incoming first years: come hear about the research experiences of fellow undergrads! Find out how to get involved in research and ask questions of our OUR Ambassadors. On this date, we’ll hear from undergraduate researchers in Biology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Health Policy and Management, Human Development, Medicine, Neuroscience, and Psychology.


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July

Zoom Hangout with OUR Ambassadors (for Incoming First Years)

Incoming first years: come hear about the research experiences of fellow undergrads! Find out how to get involved in research and ask questions of our OUR Ambassadors. On this date, we’ll hear from undergraduate researchers in Biomedical Engineering, Marine Sciences, Computer Science,  Medicine, Nutrition, and Psychology.


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July

Zoom Hangout with OUR Ambassadors (for Incoming First Years)

Incoming first years: come hear about the research experiences of fellow undergrads! Find out how to get involved in research and ask questions of our OUR Ambassadors. On this date, we’ll hear from undergraduate researchers in Biology, Biostatistics, Exercise and Sport Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Quantitative Biology.


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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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