The Office of Undergraduate Research is here to get you started on your research and scholarly journey. We will help you find faculty to work with on projects for all majors, and you can start as early as your first semester.
Conduct experiments with radiation-detecting elements in electrical engineering or discover oceanic chemical compositions in marine science. Investigate local music traditions or study the coffee trade in Brazil. Beginning as early as your freshman year, you start to apply what you learn in the classroom to hands-on research.
You can receive up to $3,000 to help fund a project by submitting a research, scholarship or creative proposal developed in collaboration with a faculty mentor. These competitive awards are just one of more than a dozen sources of funding available for undergraduate researchers.
From poetry and musical performances to science and public health, our undergraduate researchers bring out their best work for Discover USC.