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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

November 2022 Undergraduate Research Newsletter

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

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State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) will Saturday, December 3, 2022. Learn more about submitting an abstract and participating!

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The Search for Elusive Zines

The UNC senior’s research took him to libraries and archives in Chicago and North Carolina to find transgender representation in queercore publications from the ’80s to the early 2000s.

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UNC Junior Studies How Climate Change Might Disrupt Butterfly Life Cycles

Madison Milotte used a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study how increasing temperatures affect the pupation of cabbage white butterflies.

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October Newsletter: Research Week Edition

Read the special “University Research Week” edition of the OUR newsletter.

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University Research Week: Oct. 10-14, 2022

University Research Week will feature more dozens of events and workshops the week of October 10-14, 2022.

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Upcoming Events



Getting Started in Undergraduate Research in Psychology and Neuroscience (Zoom)

Learn about how to network, connect, and find opportunities to take part in undergraduate research in psychology and neuroscience. Hear from faculty as well as peers about how you can get involved.

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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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