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What can you gain from doing research?

How do you fund your research?

There are a variety of mechanisms to fund your independent research project.
CURE has a partnership with the Career Center to use the Handshake platform to centralize the posting of research and engagement opportunities for the entire campus. These opportunities range from short-term to long-term, span all colleges and majors, and vary in whether they are volunteer-based, for course credit, or paid.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has a variety of funding mechanisms to support faculty-mentored research projects.
The University of Oregon Libraries provides several undergraduate research awards each year for outstanding papers and projects connected with UO coursework.
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral programs with advising, workshops, and funding for independent summer research.
In addition to these campus-wide funding sources, other financial support can be obtained from sponsoring faculty mentor, departments, and colleges.

How do you showcase your research?

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Many students present at the undergraduate research symposium each spring. Presentations take many forms including; original research, creative work, and community-based projects from over 75 majors, 33 minors, and all eight colleges in the Erb Memorial Union for a day of oral and poster presentations, creative work sessions, Academic Residential Community presentations, Data Stories presentation format!

Professional Conferences

Students often have the opportunity to attend professional local, national, and international conferences to present their research. These are excellent opportunities for professional development and networking. CURE has funding to support conference travel!

How can I get help or talk with other students about research?


ASURE is a student organization that is involved in planning and coordinating the Undergraduate Research Symposium each year.

ASURE hosts student-led workshops for research involvement, abstract writing, poster presentations, and oral presentations to prepare students for the symposium in May.

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