Supporting students, mentors, and instructors engaged in research.


Graduate Research Consultant Meghan Kelly works with Geography 210 students on a kite mapping project
Graduate Research Consultant Meghan Kelly works with Geography 210 students on a kite mapping project.

Incorporating research into your classes is an excellent way to give a larger number of students some hands-on experience in utilizing the tools and perspectives of your discipline to create new knowledge and understanding. The Center for Undergraduate Research is here to help.

How we help:

Research-Intensive Course Grants
Offers funding and support to instructors interested in incorporating a larger research or creative project into their undergraduate course. Learn more and apply.

Set up an appointment to discuss effectively incorporating research into your class.

Research Bytes
Use these quick video tutorials, some of which have accompanying worksheets, to supplement your class instruction.

Class Visits
Interested in having someone from our office speak to your class or facilitate a workshop? Learn more and schedule a visit.

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Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
The Research Experience Program has certified more than 2,000 students since 2005
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
More than 150 mentors sponsored undergraduate projects through the Center for Undergraduate Research each year
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
Highlight your research on your transcript: Get certified through the Research Experience Program
Use research to apply what you learned in the classroom to a real problem
Students who perform research develop strong relationships with KU faculty
Research is a hands-on way to explore career options
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