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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

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts* into PhD programs and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities.

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The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program

The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP) is an opportunity for highly motivated STEM focused undergraduate students considering a career in biomedical sciences to conduct research at a premier research institute.

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January 2023 Newsletter

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

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Summer Research Opportunities

We’ve compiled a number of great summer research opportunities, including SURF and other ways to fund your research. 

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UNC—Intel Research Experience for Undergraduate Students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Intel, is offering a research experience for undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2023.

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FERN: Fellowship for Exploring Research in Nutrition

FERN is a 9-week, 40-hour/week paid summer research fellowship opportunity for BIPOC undergraduate students hosted by the Global Food Research Program.

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Upcoming Events



Networking to Connect with Researchers

Meet peers who are doing research and connect with them! Learn to talk to potential research mentors and/or broaden your research network.



Biology Research Skills Workshop

Come learn about the research skills that you’ll likely need to know if you’re looking for research opportunities in a lab.



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.



Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Learn how to enter the research community at UNC. Discover research opportunity resources, learn how to identify faculty mentors to work with, and see how the Office for Undergraduate Research can support your research efforts.

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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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