Center for Undergraduate Research

September 17, 2014

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.

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Fall Undergraduate Research Award
Recipients Announced

Fourteen students are receiving Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) for the fall 2014 semester. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide range of topics.

Proposals for spring 2015 UGRAs are due Nov. 6. Interested students are encouraged to attend the upcoming information sessions and proposal workshops.  


Learn more about the UGRAs... 

Kite mapping in GEOG 210

Fall Graduate Research Consultants Incorporate Research into the Classroom 

During the fall semester, fourteen courses across campus will benefit from the expertise of Graduate Research Consultants (GRCs).  GRCs are graduate students or postdoctoral researchers who spend thirty hours developing, implementing, and/or assessing a research project in the classroom.  This fall is the second semester this program has been in place after a successful pilot run of nine courses in the Spring semester.

Read the press release about Fall GRCs...

Applications for GRCs for the Spring 2015 semester are due by November 21.  Questions about the program can be directed to Nicole Perry at 

Learn more about the GRC program...

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The Journal of Undergraduate Research

Learn more about the research conducted on the KU campus by undergraduate students.  This year's Journal gave students the options to submit research briefs or full length manuscripts and includes a Q&A with each author about their experiences in research.  Erin Dvorak, a photo media student, created the cover art for this year's Journal. 


Read the Journal on our website...   


Center for Undergraduate Research Annual Reports
Are you curious about the various programs and initiatives run through our Center?  Take a peek at the 2013-2014 Annual Report to learn more about our goals and programs.

Read our annual reports on our website...


Thursday, September 25th
Kansas Union Plaza & 4th floor Lobby
Join us for free snacks, music, and information about KU's Experiential Learning opportunities and certificates.  Start by learning more about undergraduate research and the Research Experience Program certificate. Expand your horizons and learn about other opportunities like internships, study abroad, and service learning. 

Visit our SeptemberFest Facebook event page...

Learn more about Experiential Learning Certificates at KU...

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

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