Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Council

The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Council (URC) is to encourage research and creative activity by UNK students. Several support mechanisms have been developed with this purpose in mind, and the student programs are described in some detail in the next section. The URC is particularly interested in encouraging and supporting student-faculty collaboration in the research enterprise.

All proposals must adhere to the URC guidelines described in this document. Proposals not meeting the detailed guidelines, including the budget limitations, will not be considered by the Undergraduate Research Council.

Proposals should be delivered in hard copy to the URCA Office (Founders 2111) by 4pm on the deadline date.  They need to be signed by the student's mentor, department chair, and dean. 

Student grant recipients are expected to participate in UNK Student Research Day, held in the spring. SRD highlights student research and provides an opportunity for students to enhance their presentation skills and prepare for professional meetings. It is also an opportunity for the academic community to recognize student researchers and their Faculty Mentors.