University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Policies and General Information

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students work one-on-one or in small teams on scholarly projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. By pursuing undergraduate research or creative endeavors, students learn how disciplines advance and knowledge is created, define and focus their academic and career interests, and supplement their course work or receive credit. They attend or present their work at the annual Student Research Conference held every April.

The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students to identify mentors and research projects in the natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics, humanities and fine arts, and the professions. It consults with students, maintains a database of faculty mentors and provides scheduling for appointments.

Undergraduate research projects may benefit from funding or structured programs. The Office of Undergraduate Research directs the Undergraduate Research Endeavor Competitive Awards (URECA) program, Premedical Enhancement Program (PEP), Summer Research Awards, Simon Family Fellowships, Research Minigrants, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Internships, among others.

To begin, visit or write: Director of Undergraduate Research, Office of Undergraduate Research, Honors College, 50 University Heights North, Room 17B; email; call (802) 656-5533; or refer to the Office of Undergraduate Research Link out of catalogue site..