Student Research

Student Research

Whether it’s in the lab, the art studio, or the archives, students are encouraged to get involved in undergraduate research as early as their first year on campus. Taking part in undergraduate research opportunities can help students supplement classroom learning, refine career goals, and prepare for the rigors of graduate school. Students can choose to work on a project of their own design, or as part of a faculty member’s research grant. All students conducting research select a faculty mentor who advises them throughout the research process.

Research News
Student researcher wearing a lab goat and gloves while working in a chemistry lab on campus.

Summer Research Fellowships

Part of the UR Summer Fellowships program, Arts & Sciences Summer Research Fellowships provide students with the chance to spend the summer fully focused on their research projects.

A&S student working on a project.

Academic Year Research Grants

Students can apply for a research grant to offset the costs of conducting research during the fall, spring or summer.

Student researching in a chemistry lab.

Beckman Scholars

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation provides scholarships that contribute significantly in advancing the education, research training and personal development of selected students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences.

Faculty member collaborating with a student.

Faculty Grants

Grants obtained by faculty often provide support for students who assist with their research.

Sharing Your Results

Presenting the results of your study is an integral part of the research project. The University offers several opportunities for you to share your work more broadly.

A&S Student Symposium

Our annual showcase of hundreds of student research projects from across the disciplines.

Department Symposia

Individual departments offer opportunities for their majors to present projects or research.

Travel Grants

Funding for students to offset the cost of presenting their work at a regional or national professional conference.


Publish your work in an undergraduate research journal.