In 4 easy steps!
Step 1. Connect with the Office
Elective Research Advising
- Meet with our Undergraduate Research Leader, a peer mentor, at any point in your undergraduate research career. Visit to learn more.
- Need help coming up with an idea for a project, identifying potential faculty mentors, communicating with mentors, advice about applying for an opportunity, or preparing for a presentation on your research? Meet an OUR staff or peer-mentor.
Attend a Funding Friday.
- Funding Fridays offer peer-mentoring and OUR staff support on how to get started with applying for OUR funds. Drop-in during the workshop hours to receive support on your applications
Attend the IRB Lab
- IRB Lab offers peer-mentoring and OUR staff support on how to get started with applying for OUR funds. Drop-in during the workshop hours to receive support on your applications
Step 2. Find Opportunities
Apply for Research Funding with The Office of Undergraduate Research
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Every Semester.
- Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Student deadline in January.
- Travel & Small Grants - Monthly.
Search for opportunities
- Search Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Explore our list of research opportunities specifically for undergraduates here at the U!
Connect with a University of Utah Professor
Step 3. Build Skills & Knowledge
- Attend a workshop with the OUR Undergraduate Research Education Series.
- Check out the work of other undergraduate researchers by attending the Undergraduate Research Symposium or the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research.
- Applying for research where you work with human subjects or need Institutional Review Board approvals? Drop into the OUR IRB Lab.
Digital Resources and How-to Guides
- Five Top Strategies for Becoming a More Effective Researcher
- Mentoring up: Twelve tips for successfully employing a mentee-driven approach to mentoring relationships
- LabArchives resources from Marriott Library
- Marriott Library Undergraduate Resources for Research
- General Information about Research Posters
- Conducting field research with your mentor? Follow the U’s Risk and Insurance Services Field Trip Guidelines (requires U login to access).
- Tips for doing remote research
- Resources from the VPR Office