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.


2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

  • Spring 2022 URS-Live! Date: April 12th, 2022 (CSU)
  • Spring 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium - Live! Abstract Submission Deadline: April 6th, 2022
  • Spring 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium - Virtual! Intent to Present Deadline: April 8th, 2022
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Presenter Orientation: April 1st, 2022
  • NCUR 2022: April 4-8th, 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.