Office of Undergraduate Research

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The Council on Undergraduate Research defines Undergraduate Research as: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

The Office of Undergraduate Research serves all undergraduate students and faculty on the USD campus. The goal of the office is to make sure that undergraduate students from all disciplines have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities during their time at the University of San Diego.

Who can participate in undergraduate research?

Everyone! No matter your major or year, there is an on-campus or off-campus opportunity for you. Browse through the "For Students" tab on the website, or contact us with any specific questions on how to get involved!

What can the Office of Undergraduate Research do for you?

The office regularly hosts workshops and trainings on research-related topics, including research integrity, writing grant proposals, and the IRB review process. Check out our Training and Workshop schedule to find out about upcoming events. The office also gives research money and travel grants to students who want to conduct research and present their work at conferences.

If you are a faculty member who is interested in getting involved in undergraduate research, please check out all the information in the “For Faculty” tab.