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Undergraduate Research Awards
Rock Chalk Talks
Research Experience Program

Faculty Involvement Opportunities

Emerging Scholars Program: The Center is currently accepting job descriptions from faculty interested in mentoring an Emerging Scholar student during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Fill out the job description form by May 1, 2018.

Research in Curriculum Group: Departments interested in developing more intentional pathways for their students to develop research skills should consider applying to participate in the Research in the Curriculum Working Group (pdf) for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applications are due June 15, 2018. Apply here...

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Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
The Research Experience Program has certified more than 2,000 students since 2005
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
More than 150 mentors sponsored undergraduate projects through the Center for Undergraduate Research each year
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
Highlight your research on your transcript: Get certified through the Research Experience Program
Use research to apply what you learned in the classroom to a real problem
Students who perform research develop strong relationships with KU faculty
Research is a hands-on way to explore career options
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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