Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity facilitates research experiences for students in all academic disciplines through advising, initiatives, and other resources.

Thank you for helping us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the
Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Watch the videos below to learn about the experiences of UW undergraduate researchers.

Undergraduate Research Journeys

Meet Abi, Kira, and Michael as they reflect on their research experiences and dispel some of the myths around undergraduate research.

Undergraduate Research Impacts

Learn about the impact that undergraduate research has on students, mentors, and the broader scientific community.

URP works to expand research opportunities for undergraduates, supports faculty and academic departments to integrate undergraduate research into their curricula and programs, and provides public events for students to present their scholarly work.


Research Spotlight & News

June 7, 2022

A monumental reckoning

Twenty undergraduate students in the arts and humanities examined the complex factors that lead to the creation, interpretation and removal of monuments in an innovative, interdisciplinary research institute.

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May 2, 2022

Application for the Washington Research Foundation Fellowship and Levinson Emerging Scholars Award is now open!

Apply for the Washington Research Foundation Fellowship and Levinson Emerging Scholars Award by August 1. Come to an information session to learn more about the programs and application process, click on the program name for details.

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March 30, 2022

UW senior Rachel Shi selected to present at 2022 Posters on the Hill

UW senior Rachel Shi was selected to present at Posters on the Hill, a prestigious event hosted by the Council of Undergraduate Research. Shi is also a Levinson Scholar and serves as an Undergraduate Research Leader.

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