Undergraduate Research Center


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


Fall 2021 Grant Cycle
  • Application Portal Opens: September 17th, 2021
  • Applications Deadline (with Faculty Mentor Approval): October 8th, 2021
  • Students Notified of Awards: November 1st, 2021
Spring 2022 Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) - Tentative based on Funding Availability
  • Faculty Proposals Open: October 1st, 2021
  • Faculty Proposals Due: October 15th, 2021
  • Student Application Portal Opens: October 22nd, 2021
  • Student Applications Due: November 12, 2021
  • Students Begin Work: January 10th, 2022
2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Spring 2021 URS Date: April 12th, 2022
  • Spring 2021 URS Application Deadline: To be announced, February 2022
Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Events
  • Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Conference: Submission deadline to be announced
    • Event held March or April 2022
  • Posters at St. Paul: Submission deadline to be announced
    • Event held February 2022

National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • NCUR Application Portal Opens: To be announced, Fall 2021
  • NCUR Call for Abstracts Deadline: To be announced, Fall 2021

  • NCUR 2022 Date: To be announced, Late March or Early April 2022

Posters on the Hill
  • 2022 Application Deadline: To be announced, January 2022
2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) - Tenative based on Funding Availability
  • 2022 Application Deadline: To be announced, April 2022

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.