the heart of our mission

CURE connects the dots among UO’s three fundamental priorities.


By offering undergraduates outstanding research opportunities, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) brings together institutional priorities of research excellence, enhancing student access & success, and enriching the undergraduate experience.


CURE supports students in all eight undergraduate colleges at UO, taking an broad definition of research that includes scholarship and creative work in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.


collaborates with faculty, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Housing/Residence Life, the Clark Honors College, the Career Center, the Teaching Engagement Program, and other campus partners to:


  • Connect undergraduates with research and experiential learning opportunities
  • Provide students financial support for summer research
  • Offer workshops on research-related skills
  • Fund student travel to conferences to present their research
  • Showcase undergraduate research at events locally and throughout the country
  • Support campus programs that serve students whose ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds remain underrepresented in higher education
Connect with Us!

The CURE Advising Office is located in 104 GSH, in the Commons of the Global Scholars Hall. Drop-in advising on undergraduate research opportunities (and distinguished scholarships) is available Monday-Thursday 4-6 pm.

Director, Josh Snodgrass

research drives us

Positioned in the first tier of research institutions and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities,
the UO is committed to transforming both basic and applied research into innovations
that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world.
UO’s research endeavors are generously supported by a
$1 billion gift from Phil and Penny Knight to establish the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.
This gift augments the University’s $117 million in funded sponsored projects
to conduct both basic and applied research and presents new opportunities for undergraduate to experience cutting edge research.

research shapes us

Participation in research increases cognitive skills, increases academic engagement, prepares students for graduate studies, and builds transferable job skills.

research continues because of you…

Your generous gift supports the legacy of undergraduate
research opportunities at the University of Oregon.