Undergraduate Research Center
The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) is devoted to enhancing the undergraduate experience by facilitating students' investigations that make original intellectual or creative contributions within and across disciplines. The URC directly advances the University's mission to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge. The URC provides the educational resources and funding to help students develop their research skills through several different programs:
- education for undergraduates and mentors regarding research and presentation of that research. The URC sponsors many workshops and seminars during the year to assist students in strengthening their analytical and scholarly research skills.
- resources for information about research and outside funding opportunities, for workshops and seminars, and for events at which students can present their research.
- support in the form of research scholarships for research projects and for travel to present research at professional meetings.
- celebration and showcasing of undergraduate research on campus, nationally and internationally.
The URC funds student research through the Partners in Scholarship Program (PinS) and Summer Research Grants in which students can apply in partnership with a faculty member on campus to conduct research or systematically explore a creative topic toward making a new contribution to a body of literature. The URC also provides funding so students may disseminate findings of their research, most often at national or regional academic conferences, through the Student Scholar Travel Fund. In addition, the URC hosts an annual showcase for student research and shares results with the DU community at the DU Research & Scholarship Showcase, held each spring. For more information on these programs, visit www.du.edu/urc.