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
Wondering where to start? Click here to find out more about our learn/connect/engage framework for getting involved in research.
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.
Share Your Research
Learn about our Spring Celebration of Undergraduate Research, publishing, and funding for conference presentations.
News & Updates
UNC iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) awarded Bronze Medal at iGEM Grand Jamboree Competition
Five UNC undergraduates won a Bronze Medal at the world’s largest synthetic biology competition for their research on detecting and treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.→ Read More
Two undergraduate researchers from UNC-CH presented their research at the State of North Carolina’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.→ Read More
UNC Makers and supporters are invited to participate in Carolina’s Fall 2023 BeAM MakerFest on December 5th,→ Read More
Click through to read the latest news and updates in our November 2023 newsletter.→ Read More
UNC JOURney, Carolina’s interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal, is currently accepting submissions for its Annual 2023-2024 issue.→ Read More
UNC Makers and supporters are invited to participate in Carolina’s Fall 2023 BeAM MakerFest!
BeAM will host a training day for UNC staff and faculty on Monday, December 11th in the Murray makerspace.
Join us for the BeAM Faculty Luncheon, an informal gathering with good food, maker activities, and great conversation.
This semester, the BeAM Makerspace Network at UNC-Chapel Hill has teamed up with the NSCI 424: Hands-On Neuroscience course to explore the use of makerspace technology to create tools for teaching and learning.