Undergraduate Research

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Student Services Building

Undergraduate Research 

Student Services Bldg. 2nd FL
Tel: (951) 827-7389
Email: ugr@ucr.edu

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Enhance Your Educational Experience

Participation in undergraduate research provides students with hands-on experiences that allow the application of classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Opportunities for participation in undergraduate research are open for students in all majors and at all levels of experience. 

Students can take advantage of attending a leading research university by participating in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative activity; study abroad; and internship opportunities. By optimizing these opportunities students are able to build a competitive resume that will prepare them for graduate or professional school, national and international awards, and to enter the workforce.

  • Research opportunities are open to all students, from all majors, at all levels of experience - see the uResearch Portal for opportunities
Research Portal

UCR offers research opportunities to undergraduates in all disciplines and academic levels, including freshmen and transfer students.

Research Mini-grants

Undergraduate Education (UE) offers students the opportunity to apply for funding to support research expenses or travel to present research at national conferences.

Research Journal

The Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-edited multi-disciplinary journal that features the very best faculty-mentored undergraduate research and scholarship accomplished on campus.

Research Symposium

The annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium provides the opportunity for undergraduates in all disciplines to share their research and creatives in a variety of ways including; oral presentations, poster sessions, art exhibitions, performances, and electronic media.

Chancellor's Research Fellows

The Chancellor's Research Fellowship (CRF) is a competitive award open to students in all disciplines that supports undergraduate engagement in faculty-mentored research and creative activity projects. 

Upcoming Events -  Undergraduate Research

See all Center for Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning events.


Research - Overview - Research and Career Videos

Connecting to Research in CHASS

Understanding the MD and PhD Career Path

Undergraduate Research Reports

UCR Undergraduate Research Tracking Reports



UCUES - University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (2014)

UCUES Undergraduate Research Report