Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for students in all academic disciplines through advising, research programs, and other research-related resources. URP works to expand research opportunities for undergraduates by supporting faculty and academic departments to integrate undergraduate research into their curricula and programs, and provides public events for students to present their scholarly work.

Undergraduate Research Impacts

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


Research Spotlight & News

May 31, 2023

WRF Announces $500,000 Grant To Continue Support For University Of Washington Undergraduate Research Program

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has announced a $500,000 grant to the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at the University of Washington (UW), continuing its support of the program for the next five years. WRF has awarded $1.9 million to the URP since 2004, directly supporting 199 fellows.

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May 9, 2023

Undergraduates at the intersections of research: from blueprints to breakthroughs and visual arts to virtual reality

On May 19, over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research and scholarship to the public at the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Celebrating scholarship and cutting-edge research of undergraduate researchers from all academic disciplines, the Symposium brings together students, faculty members and the greater community to engage with a diverse showcase of research and academic achievement at a signature event for the University of Washington.

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April 10, 2023

Five UW students named 2023 Goldwater Scholars

Five University of Washington undergraduates have been honored as Goldwater Scholars by the Goldwater Foundation. Four of the five awardees are WRF Fellows and/or URLs who work closely with the URP. We are so proud of these students and the mentors who support them!

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November 18, 2022

U.S. Under Secretary James Kvaal visits the UW Undergraduate Research Program

URP hosted a visit from U.S Under Secretary James Kvaal on November 3, 2022 and discussed research being conducted by current UW students and faculty, and the value of undergraduate research in promoting student belonging, retention, and career advancement.

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