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Undergraduate Research at the University of Oregon

 

Participation in research is a vital part of the undergraduate experience at the University of Oregon. Students from across the academic disciplines can be found investigating, discovering, creating, and innovating. Research experiences allow students to explore and clarify their academic and professional goals while developing critical thinking and important workforce skills.

Research Programs and Grants

There are multiple pathways to conduct research during your undergraduate career. 

Undergraduate research programs provide funding to support student involvement in research. Fellowship programs provide direct support to students in the form of a scholarship/fellowship stipend. Grant programs provide support to offset the cost of supplies, materials, equipment, travel, and other research-related expenses.

Eligible majors: All majors.

Deadline: October 22

Up to $1,000 for any research-related expenses.

Eligible majors: All majors in natural sciences.

Deadline: November 26

$8,000 fellowship award for 12 months of research.

Eligible majors: All majors.

Deadline: November 29

$2,500 fellowship award for 16 weeks of research during the winter and spring terms.

Eligible majors: All majors conducting research in a STEM field that meet the eligibility criteria.

Deadline: February 4

$15,000 fellowship award for 12 months of research.

Eligible majors: All majors.

Deadline: April 14

$5,000 fellowship award for 10 weeks of research during the summer.

Eligible majors: All majors conducting research in biological sciences.

Deadline: April 14

$5,000 fellowship award to undergraduate-graduate student pairs for 10 weeks of research during the summer.

Eligible majors: All majors conducting research in a physical chemistry lab.

Deadline: April 14

$3,000 fellowship award for 10 weeks of research during the summer.

Eligible majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, and Computer Science majors.

Deadline: June 30

$5,000 fellowship award for a full academic year of research.

Eligible majors: All majors. Must be in their first year at the UO, including transfer students.

Deadline: April TBA

$5,000 fellowship award for minimum of 8 weeks of research during the summer.

 

Eligible majors: All majors.

Deadline: Rolling

Up to $500 for research-related expenses.

Eligible majors: All majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: April TBA

$5,000 fellowship award for minimum of 8 weeks of research during the summer.

Eligible majors: All majors. Students who identify as BIPOC, first-generation, or low-income.

Deadline: Visit website

$2,000-4,000 stipend.

Council on Undergraduate Research

The University of Oregon is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research, and students succeed in their studies and professional advancement through participation in undergraduate research.

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Contact Us

Karl Reasoner, Senior Program Manager

kreasone@uoregon.edu

541-346-8520