Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2017 Issue No.7
October 27th, 2017

Nominate your Research Mentor!

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (OURMA) recognizes research mentors that bring respect and excellence to the practice of mentoring undergraduates in research and scholarly activities. These individuals have a longstanding commitment to the development of research scholars.

The nomination deadline is TODAY, Friday, October 27th, 2017

 For more information please visit our website
Off Campus Research Conferences 

A FREE event for STEM undergraduates and master's students interested in pursuing a PhD
  • October 27-28 at UCSD
Washington, DC - Date TBD
  • Application closes: Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Portal closes at 11:59PM EST.
  • Date of Event TBD
32nd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
University of Central Oklahoma - April 4-7, 2018
  • Application Closes: Tuesday December 5th, 2017
Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research ( WCBSUR ) Conference  
Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA - April 2018

Sixteenth International Conference on
New Directions in the Humanities 
2018  Special Focus: "Reconsidering Freedom"
University of Pennsylvania, PA - July 5-7. 2018
Off Campus Research Opportunities

Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program and Community College Internship (CCI), which provides 10 or 16 week paid  internships to undergraduate students to work at a national lab

Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Department of Energy's Science Community College Internship (CCI)
  • Application Closes - January 12, 2018

Bioscience Summer Research Programs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 11 summer research programs in varying disciplines. Links to all of the programs can be found here.

Download Flyer Here

On Campus Events

Women of Color
Dinner & Discussion Group
Beginning on October 11th
Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm

This space is for students who identify as women of color and are looking for a space to connect on campus! If you are interested in joining the group or learning more, email Veronica Guerra at to arrange a 30-minute individual appointment.

*If you have other events on campus for students, please email us at
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Save the Dates: OUR Workshops 

Registration is mandatory! Please click on each event title to register and be sure to mark your calendars!

Hosted by OUR & McNair
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Serra Hall 212

Hosted by OUR, McNair, & SSS
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Serra Hall 204

Get Funded!

OUR Travel Awards - The Office of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting travel award applications for single or group travel awards. AS a reminder, the Travel Awards are on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, click here.

USD Hinman GrantsThe University of San Diego Honors Program invites all Honors Program students in their Junior or Senior year to apply for the Lawrence Hinman Honors Research Grant. 

Contact the Honors Department for more information! 

AS Research GrantEach semester, A.S. has a fund of $20,000 available to fund undergraduate student research projects.

Visit the AS website for more information.

Student Travel Award for Research (STAR) - The USD Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Student Travel Awards for Research program (STAR). 

Please visit the Psychological Sciences website for more information. 

CUR Biology and Psychology Division Travel Awards The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)  is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting* during the fiscal year 2017 - 2018.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 pm ET January 12, 2018, for meetings held between February 16 through June 30, 2018.  

For more info, visit their  website

Research Scholars

Conducting Research?

Students engaged in undergraduate research/scholarship activities and creative works are eligible to become Research Scholars regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation.


  • 50% discount on on-campus housing during the summer (USD students only)
  • Participation in professional development workshops
  • Invitations to special networking events with other researchers
Fall Office Hours
Monday Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

Office of Undergraduate Research

Office Information

Visit Our New Office!
Over the summer, the Office of Undergraduate Research relocated to a new space. 

Please visit us at Founders Hall 146!
 (Our office is located in the back area of Founders Hall, around the corner from Founders Chapel in the space known as Casa Maria.)