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 acquired; they begin to define and focus their academic and career interests; and they garner academic credit. They have an opportunity to present their research papers at the annual Student Research Conference held every April.

The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students identify mentors and research projects in 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 be funded or supported by structured programs. The Office of Undergraduate Research directs the Pre-medical Enhancement Program (PEP), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), Simon Family Fellowships, Research Minigrants, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Internships, among others.

To begin, visit or contact: Director of Undergraduate Research, Office of Undergraduate Research, Honors College, 50 University Heights North, Room 17B; ugresearch@uvm.edu; (802) 656-5533; Homepage: Office of Undergraduate Research.