Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program serves as the University of Washington’s central unit for facilitating research partnerships between undergraduates and mentors.


We support…

  • Students who are interested in research, as well as those who are actively engaged in research.
  • Undergraduate research mentors (faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, etc.) with recruiting highly-motivated students and offer training sessions for those who wish to improve their mentorship practice.

Research Spotlights & News


November 16, 2021

UAA Article Highlights URP Building Community Among Students

Student well-being is top of mind as programs across Undergraduate Academic Affairs are welcoming back our students. This work involves building community so students feel connected and a sense of belonging.

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November 9, 2021

Undergraduate Students on the Hunt for Cancer Killing Molecules

Dozens of University of Washington undergraduates were involved in a cancer drug screening project that is the subject of a new paper in the journal Cells.

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August 5, 2021

Jacob Lawrence in Seattle: UW Students and Libraries Create New Book

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Part of Lawrence’s career was spent at the UW as a Professor of Art from 1971 – 1986. For the first time since his retirement from UW, Lawrence’s work and teaching are now the subjects of a new course at the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, taught by Assistant Professor of Art History Juliet Sperling.

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