Over a background image of the surface of dark blue water, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) logo appears, along with images of a young woman in a white lab coat and a young man holding a saxophone. Text reads, Info sessions: Wed 11/16, 4-5pm, online; Thu 12/1, 4-5pm, McHugh 302; Tue 12/6, 4-5pm, online.
Diagonal, painted lime green, orange, purple, and navy stripes make up a colorful background. Text reads, UConn IDEA Grant Summer 2023 Projects - Application Deadline - Friday 12/9/22. Funding up to $5,000 for original, creative, innovative, student-designed projects.
A graphic of a sun sits atop a light blue background. Text reads, Finding Summer Research Opportunities. Online Workshops: Fri 12/2, 12:15-1:15pm; Mon 12/5, 4-5pm
A grid of 12 portraits of smiling undergraduate students also includes the text, "Meet with a Peer Research Ambassador!"
Meet the OUR Peer Research Ambassadors - Stephanie Schofield '23.
An image of mascot Jonathan walking through the library in a painterly style includes the following text: Student Research Blog. Slow and Steady Wins the Race. by PRA Stephanie.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is a resource for all undergraduates in all majors on all UConn campuses seeking to enrich their undergraduate experiences through participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity.

OUR helps students find and develop opportunities to engage in independent or collaborative research with faculty members and other mentors working across the University's academic disciplines. Online resources are available in the Students section to help students get started, make connections, prepare strong applications, and maximize their experience. We also encourage interested students to meet with an OUR advisor for help crafting an individualized strategy for getting involved or for any other advising needs related to participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity.

OUR provides funding opportunities for student research and scholarship through a range of programs - learn more in the Funding & Programs section of the website.

Events, including workshops and information sessions and STEM research seminars, are a key part of OUR's effort to engage the University community in conversation about undergraduate research. Frontiers in Undergraduate Research poster exhibitions, held each fall and spring, showcase students’ learning and discovery through research and creative inquiry.

Contact us for more information!

Upcoming Events

  1. 12/5 Finding Summer Research Opportunities
  2. 12/6 SURF Information Session