Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is dedicated to supporting students from all disciplines and the faculty that mentor them in research, scholarly activities and creative works.


Specifically OUR seeks to:

  1. Enhance the educational experience by supporting faculty to develop and lead co- and extracurricular research, scholarly activities and creative works that involve undergraduates in knowledge creation and dissemination,
  2. Foster civic-minded leaders by supporting students and their mentors to engage in local and global community-based research opportunities, and
  3. Equip students with the work-skills required in the 21st century workplace by supporting collaborative and inter-disciplinary on- and off-campus research.

Underlying our mission is a commitment to equity and access to ensure that all students are able to participate in and benefit from research/scholarly activities and scholarships/awards.

The OUR was established and is currently supported through a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation and by individual donors.

Announcements and Deadlines

Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference and Research Week
The 26th Annual CC URC will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016 in UC A/B/C. Research Week will be held April 11-15th with campus-wide offerings.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Blaser and Dr. Rae Anderson.

Community Based Research Development Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Perla Myers, Dr. Lisa Nunn and their community partners.


Workshops, Trainings & Info Sessions
For students, faculty, administration & staff! 

Travel Awards
Support for students presentingresearch/works at conferences.

OUR Mailing List
Receive the latest information on research grants and opportunities.

Researcher Registration

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Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research
Maher Hall 280
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7840
Fax: (619) 849-8390

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed for Lunch 11:30-12:30 p.m.