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.


2022 Fall Grant Cycle

  • Grant Application Portal Opens: September 16th, 2022
  • Grant Applications Due: October 7th, 2022
2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Abstract Portal Opens: October 3rd, 2022 
  • Abstract Submissions Due: November 30th, 2022
  • NCUR 2023: April 13th-15th, 2023

2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

  • Spring 2023 URS Date: April 20th, 2023 (CSU)

News and Events

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.