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Undergraduate Research Program  


Here at the Office of Undergraduate Research, students can find the help they need for projects, including advice and consultation. This is achieved with the help of the office staff, the advisory council, and through contact with other students currently participating in Undergraduate Research.

Please click here to view: 2015 Spring Symposium and Community Engagement

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium

To view the schedule on your phone, type the url on to your browser.

To view presentations you may type in a student's name, at the top of the discipline list on the right.

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About the Program

Jason Adams, NCUR 2010 University of Montana

Undergraduate Research (UR) is self-directed or -designed academic work by an individual student or team of students that addresses a research question with the expectation of a scholarly or creative product intended for publication or presentation on or off campus. Students undertake this work with a faculty mentor for at least one academic term or intensive summer, through which students learn and assume their roles as researchers and creators.

Any currently enrolled student in any major is eligible to apply for undergraduate research opportunities. Students must have a research advisor who is committed to the project to be eligible for our many grant opportunities. In order to be eligible for a summer grant, the student must be planning to enroll at UNC Asheville for the following fall semester. Summer grants will not be awarded to students who will graduate at the end of the summer.

Students usually earn academic credit for performing undergraduate research, either through a research-based course in their major or through the 499 designation (1-6 credit hours; Registrar form: The UR program features our own symposia each semester for students to present their research, scholarship and creative work. We also make competitive awards to students to present their research at other UR or disciplinary conferences. Students who present their research and publish their work in our refereed UNCA UR Journal may also apply to receive Distinction as a University Research Scholar (upon recommendation by their research/scholarly advisor and concurrence from the department chair).

Students interested in UR are encouraged to discuss possible opportunities with the faculty in their major department.