Undergraduate Research Center


The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) supports students and faculty in building mentoring relationships that enable students to participate in research, scholarly, and creative activities. We help spark creativity, open doors to new ideas, and nurture a lifelong love of learning.


2023 Fall Grant Cycle

  • Grant Applications Open: September 11th, 2023
  • Grant Applications Due: October 6th, 2023 at 5:00 PM 
2024 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Abstract Portal Opens: September 15th, 2023
  • Abstract Submissions Due: December 8th, 2023
  • Early Bird Registration: January 11th - January 31st, 2024
  • NCUR 2024: April 8th-10th, 2024

Posters at St. Paul
  • Posters at St. Paul: February 28th, 2024

2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

  • Spring 2024 URS Date: April 18th, 2024

About Us

The mission of the URC is to actively engage faculty and students in mentoring relationships structured around research, scholarly, and creative activities.

News and Deadlines

News and deadlines for the Undergraduate Research Center.

Why Do Research

Learn why both students and faculty members should get involved in the undergraduate research process. Faculty resources can be found here.

Getting Started

How to apply and get started with the Undergraduate Research Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Funding

Learn about opportunities for funding student research and creative projects, through the URC and other entities.

Other Opportunities

View other scholastic and creative projects by students on campus.