Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity

About Our Programs

Undergraduate research through the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity drives your intellectual curiosity, satisfies your thirst for discovery, and gives you an outlet for your creativity. Through OUR’s programs and initiatives, we encourage you to explore exciting research opportunities outside of the classroom, while providing you with a sense of community and engagement.

Applying to an OUR or other funding opportunity? Workshop your proposal.

The OUR, ULS, and faculty in the Dietrich School offer two workshops each term to assist students in the process of proposal writing for funding their unique ideas. Register here: First Workshop and Second Workshop.

*New Award* 2017 Geo A. Bivins Jr. Internship: Deadline Announced

The Geo A. Bivins awardee will receive $10,00 to support an unpaid internship in NYC with RCA Records in New York City over Summer 2017. Read more about this new opportunity.

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Award: Application Deadline Announced

SURA provides an opportunity to dedicate an entire summer to your own research or creative work. Completed applications are due on Friday, March 3, 2017. Online application will be available in early spring term 2017. Read more about SURA.

Forbes & Fifth 10th Issue: Submission Deadline Announced

Forbes & Fifth is seeking submissions of undergraduate research, writing, and creative work for their 10th issue. Submission deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017. Learn more about Forbes & Fith.

2017-18 Undergraduate Mentors: Deadline Announced

The OUR is seeking undergraduate researchers, writers, and artists to join a team of peer-to-peer mentors for academic year 2017-18. Learn more about UMs.

Next Year's FAFSA Available Now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the most important form to complete in order to qualify for almost all types of financial aid. Visit the Federal Student Aid Web site to access the online application and find many helpful tips.

Come to Curiosity Hours

Chat about your research or creative pursuits with an OUR Undergraduate Mentor and we'll treat you to a cup of coffee. Curiosity Hours are held in the Hillman Library's Cup and Chaucer. Spring Term 2017 Curiosity Hours will be held Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 PM.