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Access to Undergraduate Research Activities (AURA) Students, are you looking for potential research opportunities? Mentors, are you looking to fill currently available research positions?

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Apply for grants, fellowships, and awards to support your undergraduate research efforts.

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Discover local, regional, and national opportunities to present your investigative and creative work.

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What is Research?

Learn more about what it means to do research as an undergraduate student. Check out our Guide to Getting Started for tips on exploring your interests, marketing your strengths, and communicating professionally. Watch our "How to Get Started in Research" video. Find out about conferences and publications where you can share your research, such as the Journal of Undergraduate Research. Explore!

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Students presenting their projects at a speakers symposium and poster session during the day-long event in the Feldman Ballroom.

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‘Fantastic’ Rochester undergraduate research highlighted at annual expo

The 2022 Undergraduate Research Exposition featured a range of projects—from a sepsis diagnostic device to an examination of life in a prison town—by more than 100 students.

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Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Research Exposition
Friday, April 15, 2022

Discover Grant for Summer Research
(Sponsored by the Schwartz Undergraduate Research Fund)
Application opens: January 15, 2022
Application due: March 31, 2022

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Research at Rochester

Research is happening on campus in all departments—from dance to developmental biology. Want to learn more about what undergraduate researchers at Rochester are doing on campus? Check out the "Research at Rochester" features in the Campus Times!


CHeT investigates race representation in health studies

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Simon Business School student Nate Fleischman (left) tests Lindsey Rudtner and Priscila Passerotti’s intraoperative nerve monitoring system.

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Senior engineering students show their work

The University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences hosts its annual Senior Design Day for teams of graduating students to showcase their capstone projects. This year, more than 90 projects were on display, including a “spine diary” to alert you if your posture will lead to neck pain, a fun and friendly way to transport young patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital, and a nine-foot-long Jaekelopterus replica set to hang in Hutchison Hall.

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