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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.

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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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Research Ripple Effect

We caught up with junior OUR Ambassador Aakanksha Gundu, who does research in the School of Medicine’s Strahl lab.

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Ramses visiting a student's poster

23rd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research

Click through to read details about the 2022 Celebration of Undergraduate Research, where more than 400 students presented their research.

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Southern Oral History Program Undergraduate Internships for Fall 2022

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) is accepting applications for our fall 2022 undergraduate internship. 

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Check out our March 2022 Newsletter

Information about the 23rd Celebration of Undergraduate Research, summer research opportunities and more.

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NC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: STEM Pathways

The NC-LSAMP STEM Pathways and Research Alliance will hold its annual research conference on April 1, 2022.

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Upcoming Events

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September

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Learn how to enter the research community at UNC, including resources for identifying research opportunities, identifying faculty mentors and how the Office for Undergraduate Research can support your research efforts.


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September

How to Find Research Mentors

We’ll help you figure out the basics of connecting with researchers, including tips on how to talk to new people, share information about yourself, and ask questions to get the info you want while leaving a stellar first impression.


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September

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research (Zoom)

Learn how to enter the research community at UNC, including resources for identifying research opportunities, identifying faculty mentors and how the Office for Undergraduate Research can support your research efforts.


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October

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Come hear from OUR Ambassadors and UNC faculty members about how to get involved in research, either by working with faculty on their research projects or by following your own interests and doing an independent study or an honor’s thesis.


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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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