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Undergraduate Research

Get Started

OUR can help you narrow down your research project ideas, find the perfect mentor, make sense of funding opportunities and do just about anything else you need to do to get started in research.

Ready to Get Started?

No project? No mentor? No problem!

View our Getting Started in Research Workshop

The Getting Started in Research Workshop video provides a great intro on how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors. After reviewing the video, if you would like to talk with us one-on-one, let's schedule a Research Consultation (see below).

Looking for something specific?

Try these direct links to sections from the Getting Started Workshop video:


Getting Started in Research Consultations

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers individual consultations where we will explore your research interests, walk through how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors, and discuss next steps. 

Consultations will be held by video or phone.
=> Log on to
=> Click on "Make an Appointment" tab (right hand side of the screen)
=> Select "Involvement and Engagement"
=> Select "Office of Undergraduate Research"
=> Select "Undergraduate Research Appointment"
=> Select "Undergraduate Research (online)"

*If these appointment options conflict with your schedule, please contact us directly at with days and times you are available to meet by video/phone.

Still have questions?

We are here to help, either by email, phone, or with an appointment. ( | 803-777-1141)

Search Faculty Research Interests

Use our research database to find faculty and staff members who have research interests similar to yours.


Next Steps

Have a mentor and a project? Attended your Get Started workshop? You're ready to move on to the next steps.

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