Center for Undergraduate Research

September 25, 2013

The Center for Undergraduate Research would like to keep you informed about the opportunities and accomplishments surrounding undergraduate research here at KU. Please forward this message to students, faculty, and staff who might be interested and encourage them to sign up for our mailing list.

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2:30:
Libraries Workshop: Zotero

October 9, 4:00:
UGRA Information Session

October 23, 2:00:
UGRA Information Session

October 25, 2:00:  Graduate Research Consultant Information Session

Drop-In Office Hours: 11:00-1:00 every Friday, 151 Strong Hall

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Call for Applications: Graduate Research Consultant Program

This spring, the Center for Undergraduate Research will be rolling out a new program designed to support instructors interested in incorporating research and creative projects into their classes. Based on a highly successful program at the University of North Carolina, the Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) program at KU provides financial support ($500) to a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher who works with a particular course to help design a research project, mentor students, and evaluate student learning.  Instructor/ GRC pairs from all disciplines, and for all KU courses, are eligible to apply.

  • Information Session: Questions about the Graduate Research Consultant Program? Join us on Friday, October 25th at 2:00 in the Pine Room of the Kansas Union for an informal Q & A about the Graduate Research Consultant program.  No RSVP is required.
  • Deadline: All applications must be received by 5 pm on Friday, November 8, 2013 to be considered for funding during the Spring 2014 semester. 

 For more information about KU's program, click here.  


 Read more about North Carolina's Program...   



Call for Applications: Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for Undergraduate Research is now accepting applications for Undergraduate Research Awards for the Spring 2014 semester. These $1,000 awards provide support for original, independent research, scholarship, or creative work by Lawrence-campus undergraduates, under the general guidance of a member of the faculty.

Important Dates for Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research Awards:

  • Information Session: October 9th, 2013, 4-5pm, Parlors ABC of Kansas Union 
  • Information Session: October 23rd, 2013, 2-3pm, International Room of Kansas Union
  • Proposal Workshop: November 7th, 2013 4-5pm, English Room of Kansas Union
  • Application Deadline: November 13th, 2013 11:59 PM CST

The Journal of Undergraduate Research is Here!

The Fall 2012-Spring 2013 edition of KU's Journal of Undergraduate Research has arrived!  Be sure to check out this year's Journal to see examples of undergraduate research from across the disciplines.  Interested in publishing your work in the Journal next year?  Keep an eye out for a call for submissions in the spring!  


View the Journal online , or stop by our office in 151 Strong Hall to pick up a free copy!

KU Research Leaders Announced

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce that 14 students have been named to the first group of KU Research Leaders!  We had a excellent pool of applicants, and look forward to working with this group of students to develop new programming and promote undergraduate research at KU!

The KU Research Leaders for 2013-2014 are:
  • Caleb Christianson, Engineering Physics
  • Lianna Dang, Chemistry
  • Gregory Ervin, Interdisciplinary Computing, Biology
  • Marcus Florez, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Erin Fulton, Musicology  
  • Clint Jensen, Psychology and Film & Media Studies  
  • Alex Kong, Pharmacy
  • Sarah Kraus, Environmental Studies & Chinese
  • Holly Lafferty, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Magdalene Lee, Journalism
  • Casey Pederson, Psychology
  • Kelly Rodriguez, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Alexandria Roy, Biology
  • Josh Russell, Economics

KU is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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