Office for Undergraduate Research

The mission of the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) is to facilitate and enrich undergraduate research opportunities for all students and academic disciplines at Carolina. By engaging in research, students develop problem-solving skills and self-confidence, learn how discoveries are made, collaborate with faculty, and apply classroom knowledge to solve real-world problems. The OUR supports a variety of programs that help students identify research opportunities, fund their research, and showcase their research achievements.

The OUR maintains a searchable database of research opportunities and provides professional and peer counseling to aid students as they enter the research community. In addition, the OUR administers student funding for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) and offers travel awards for students to present their research at professional meetings. The OUR also offers various research-related workshops, helps students get recognized through the Carolina Research Scholar Program (CRSP), and hosts the Celebration of Undergraduate Research each spring, where more than 500 students present their results to the campus and community each year.

Office for Undergraduate Research

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Steele Building 3rd Floor, CB #3504

(919) 843-7763


Robert Pleasants