Get Involved with OUR

There are a number of different ways for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and staff members to become involved with the Office of Undergraduate Research. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information!

Advertise a research opportunity

Please fill out our online form to submit information about a research opportunity. This will be posted on the OUR site, where students often look for opportunities to participate in research or creative activity at UConn.

Serve as a faculty reviewer

Almost all OUR funding opportunities rely on faculty review committees to review applications and make recommendations about which projects to fund. We are deeply grateful for faculty members’ service on these committees and would welcome other faculty volunteers to serve in this capacity. Please email us if you are interested in serving on an award committee.

The OUR is currently seeking faculty reviewers for the UConn IDEA Grant program. Reviewers serve on an ad hoc basis, reviewing 1-2 applications related to their area(s) of expertise during a given grant cycle. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please complete our Faculty Reviewer Interest Form.

Share information about OUR with your class

An OUR representative can make a presentation to your class about the programs and resources we offer, or we can provide slides for you to integrate into a lecture. Your assistance in spreading the word to undergraduates about OUR is most appreciated! To request a presentation, please fill out this form.

Recommend a research program to add to our list of external opportunities

We post a selection of opportunity databases and single-location research opportunities on the Off-Campus Research Opportunities page. We are always looking to expand this listing, so if we’ve missed a program that you would recommend we include, please send it our way.

Attend a Frontiers Poster Exhibition

The Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition, held each spring and fall, brings together UConn undergraduate researchers from across the academic disciplines. We encourage all members of the university community to attend the event and engage the student researchers in conversation about their projects.