University of Vermont

Office of Undergraduate Research

Explore some Opportunities

For students interested in creating a more complete college experience The Career + Experience Hub is where you begin to fully engage in your UVM experience. Below is an additional list of helpful campus resources:

Research Methods Courses

Look at your home department for listings of classes that teach you the methods necessary to perform research in your field.

Independent study

Can't find just the right topic or experience? Talk to your advisor about creating an independent study through your home department.

Biology Research Courses

The Department of Biology offers many different ways to earn credit for research. See their webpage, Student Opportunities and stop by Marsh Life to pick up a color-coded guide to the research courses. Getting credit and finding a placement takes planning, so get started early.


Get out of the classroom and into the community! Visit the UVM Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service Learning for general information about community-based research opportunities or the info for students.

College of Nursing Health Sciences

Research at CNHS covers a wide variety of disciplines with two major themes: Basic, Clinical, Developmental & Behavioral Science, and Public Health Systems & Services. Check out their research resources here.

Honors College Thesis Research

In order to graduate as an Honors College Scholar, seniors in the HC complete a six credit thesis project in their discipline. View the various thesis resources that should be of value to both students and faculty advisors.

Physics Department

Physics majors are strongly encouraged to gain undergraduate research experience. Each year several undergraduate students complete honors theses in physics based on year-long research in faculty mentored settings. In addition physics has an NSF-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) ( It runs during the summer and supports a dozen students doing research in physics during the summer, paying a $5000 stipend and providing free room and board on campus.

The Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources Courses Abroad

During January and March breaks and summer sessions, many students take intensive Rubenstein School travel courses around the United States and all over the world studying environmental issues. See their offerings.

Study Abroad

The Office of International Education lists numerous opportunities for students to spend a semester or year abroad. Take the time to explore the options.

Other Research Resources

  • Faculty Database
  • A database of faculty interested in having undergraduates work with them is available in the Office of Undergraduate Research. See the most up to date faculty list here. You can also stop by and we can talk about an even larger number of possibilities.

    If you are faculty and wish to be included in the database or update your information, please fill out the LIME Survey

  • Libraries
  • When you visit Bailey/Howe or Dana Medical Library don't forget to speak with one of the subject librarians. They are trained in both subject areas and library sciences so they can help you with everything from sources to project design.

  • Office of Fellowships Advising
  • There is more than one reason why the Fellowships office is located next door to OUR. It is a logical next step for students who have done well academically, shown leadership, and bettered their communities. If you seek nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants that will enrich your education and give you an opportunity to push your intellectual limits, then Fellowships may provide funding for the last years of undergraduate education, for graduate education both in the US and abroad, or even for travel and independent research not tied to an academic institution.

  • Writing Center
  • Writing a paper? An application for an undergraduate research award? Get one-on-one help, find a writing mentor, or enroll in a workshop.

  • Career Center
  • Imagine, Explore, Prepare for your future! And don't forget to check out the Catamount JobLink for jobs and internships.

Last modified November 07 2013 11:21 AM