Claim your curiosity.


Undergraduate Paul Thomas conducts research in archaeology at a church in Franklin County, Kansas.
Undergraduate Paul Thomas conducts research in archaeology at a church in Franklin County, Kansas.

Ways we help:


Email our office to set up an appointment to talk about getting started in research at KU or any other question you have about undergraduate research at KU.  We are here to help!


Skill Development

We lead a variety of workshops related to research proposal writing and presentation skills. See our calendar for upcoming events.


Financial Support

We hold competitions each semester for Undergraduate Research Awards and Student Travel Awards, and publicize other sources for research funding on campus. 



Through our awards, student spotlights, and the presentation opportunities we offer at the end of each semester, we highlight your research accomplishments. We also use Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to highlight department-sponsored symposia, special events, and awards.


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Volunteer Research Opportunities

See below for a listing of volunteer research opportunities available at KU.  Students will need to create an account through to view opportunities.  Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of all research opportunities on campus, so visit our Getting Started page for other ideas for finding a research opportunity!

Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
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
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times