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Information & Resources for UMD Students

Our primary mission is to support UMD undergraduate students in engaging research opportunities in all possible forms. 

Our focus is not on connecting students with individual researchers but instead on empowering you to identify potential research opportunities at UMD and beyond, to make a strong case for yourself as a candidate for research opportunities, and to communicate your research findings and experiences with a range of academic and non-academic audiences.


Please review the linked resources below to benefit from our many forms of support.

Introduction to Research

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Research Opportunities at UMD

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Research Opportunities Beyond UMD

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Sharing Your Research

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Contacting Faculty

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Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Institutional Membership


Spring 2024 Office Hours

If you are an undergraduate who would like to speak with an OUR staff member in person about strategies for locating and applying for research opportunities, approaches to disseminating your research, or other topics related to undergraduate research, please come by our office hours! Office hours for the spring semester will begin on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Office hours will operate on a "first come, first served" basis, with no appointments necessary.


No office hours will be held on Tuesday, March 19; Wednesday, March 20; and Wednesday, April 17. The last day of office hours for the spring semester will be Wednesday, May 8.

Join OUR Student Mailing List

We periodically e-mail updates regarding our efforts and opportunities to support UMD undergraduate students. If you would like to join our mailing list, please sign up below. 


You will be able to unsubscribe at any time through links provided in each communication that we send.

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