Undergraduate Research Center


The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) nurtures and supports mentored research, scholarly, or creative activities for all undergraduate students. The URC promotes research as an opportunity to engage in a community of scholars to enhance students' academic experience readiness to succeed in the future.

News and Events

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
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 17th, 2024 
  • Posters at St. Paul: February 28th, 2024

2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

  • Intent to Present Deadline: March 15th, 2024
  • Spring 2024 URS Date: April 18th, 2024

Contact Us

URC Graduate Assistants are available to assist students with finding a research mentor, writing proposals, creating presentations, and with other research-related questions. To contact a Graduate Assistant, email urc@mnsu.edu. 


Undergraduate Research Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
265 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Email: urc@mnsu.edu
Office Phone: (507) 389-5191

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.

Present and Publish

Information on opportunities to present and publish Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State, Mankato.

Other Opportunities

View other scholastic and creative projects by students on campus.