URS Academic Term Grants for 2024 are now open!  URS Independent Study Grant URS Independent Study Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to purchase approved supplies and equipment (nondurable goods) for the research project. Grants may not be used to buy personal items, textbooks, pay for training or classes, or to pay… read more about URS Academic Term Grants Now Open »

The Undergraduate Research Support Office is pleased to announce that Duke has been chosen to extend the Duke Amgen Scholars Program for Summer 2024. The program has hosted 57 Amgen Scholars representing 40 universities from 23 states since 2019. The new cohort of Amgen Scholars will arrive at Duke in Summer 2024. These students will be paired with faculty mentors who lead cutting-edge research in biotechnology and drug discovery. Engaging in independent research aligned with the lab's ongoing projects… read more about Undergraduate Research Support Office Awarded Renewal of Amgren Scholars Program »

Join URS, OUE and the Academic Advising Center for the 2023 Undergraduate Research Summit on Saturday, Oct 7th from 12p-4p in French Family Science Center. The Summit will feature interactive workshops to better understand undergraduate research, how to land a lab, preparing for a senior thesis, and more! Locopops and lunch provided. We’re excited to see you there! Register online. read more about 2023 Undergraduate Research Summit »

Come join the Undergraduate Research Support Office team for the URS Mixer on Wednesday, September 20 from 4-5:30pm in East Duke 209. Along with the URS team, we will have representatives from MUSER, Bass Connections, DEAL, Pratt School of Engineering, Marine Lab Scholars, and DAEs for you to connect with, as well as student currently engaged in research. Light snacks will be provided. We are excited to see you there! read more about URS Mixer »

Duke Diversity in STEM (DiSTEM) Conference Award  Participation in undergraduate research allows a student to engage more deeply in their chosen field of interest, helping them to develop a sense of belonging within a university setting.  It is also important for student trainees to develop a sense of researcher identity, where they believe they are researchers and have confidence in their skill set.  This is particularly significant for students from backgrounds who have… read more about Duke Diversity in STEM (DiSTEM) Conference Award »

Download Grad School 101 Pdf Flyer (pdf - 4.21 MB)   Academic Advising Center, Academic Resource Center, the Academic Guides, and URS are partnering to offer a series of workshops about graduate school for undergrad students! These workshops will cover how to choose programs to apply to, the GRE, how to identify mentors, who to contact for LoRs, and getting started on your personal statement! Sign up for one or all. Link:… read more about Graduate School 101 Workshop Series »

The Undergraduate Research Support (URS) Office, the Directors of Academic Engagement (DAEs), and the Academic Guides (AGs) are partnering to offer a series of interactive workshops to help students learn more about the whys and hows of undergraduate research, including summer research programs. You can register for all three workshops or just attend one or two! Tuesday January 17th 5 - 6:30pm, Keohane Atrium, The Why of Research and How It Helps Your Career Monday January 23rd 5 -… read more about Summer Research Opportunities Workshops  »

NCRC is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum held annually at Harvard University, where the most accomplished undergraduate students from across the United States and internationally convene each year to share their research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The core vision behind our conference is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to hear from the world’s leading authorities in academia, policy, and industry, as well as to foster important exchanges and dialogue between students… read more about Attend the 2023 National Collegiate Research Conference »

Apply by February 20, 2023 at 5:00pm.  Are you and a group of fellow students excited about testing a new idea or exploring a compelling research question? Do you want to extend work that you started through a course, extra-curricular activity, or Bass Connections, DukeEngage, Data+ or Story+ project?   Bass Connections and the Undergraduate Research Support Office are pleased to support this research grant program for students involved in collaborative team-based… read more about Student Teams Grants 2023 »

The Office of Undergraduate Education and The Directors of Academic Engagement are hosting an Undergraduate Research Summit at Duke on October 29th in Perkins 217 from 10am – 2:30pm.  The event will feature panel discussions, workshops, and seminars with topics ranging from getting involved in research to planning for a senior research project.  Students from all disciplines are invited to attend.  Please see the schedule of events and register here:… read more about 2022 Undergraduate Research Summit  »

PEP is an opportunity aimed at supporting the political and leadership development of Duke students. One of the program’s goals is to support women and underrepresented groups in political leadership, though the program is open to students of all identities. Eligible participants are Duke students of any majors who apply during the fall of their junior year. As PEP Fellows, students will participate in unique leadership development opportunities, including taking a politically-engaged class… read more about Political Engagement Project (PEP) Info Session »

The Black Doctoral Network welcomes current undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, students of professional degree programs (e.g. medical, law, dental, pharmacy), and postdoctoral scholars of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to participate in our poster session at the 10th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference themed: Black Excellence, Brilliant Minds: The Power of Diversity to be held on October 27-29, 2022 … read more about 10th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference »

The University of Warwick will be hosting WorldCUR 2023. Following on from the successful events at Oldenburgh 2019 & Qatar 2016, this will be the 3rd iteration of the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) cementing its presence as a regular, prominent showcasing platform for undergraduate research. Moreover, we will be jointly hosting both the British Conference of Undergraduate Research with the World Congress on Undergraduate Research in April 2023. We are excited to host this opportunity to bring… read more about World Congress on Undergraduate Research - Call for Abstracts »

Duke University Graduate Fellowship and Application Boot Camp Each fall, the Graduate Fellowship and Application Boot Camp brings to Duke undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM. The Boot Camp will encourage participants to think critically about their research interests and skills, provide practical strategies for the graduate admissions process, and introduce participants to Duke’s STEM graduate programs.    Formatread more about Sloan-Duke Bootcamp for Graduate Fellowships and Applications »