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 2020 Grant Cycle
  • Applications Deadline (with Faculty Mentor Approval): Friday, October 16th 2020 by 5 pm.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Spring 2021 URS Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • Spring 2021 URS Application Deadline: March 17th, 2021
Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Events
  • Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Conference: Thursday-Friday, April 22-23, 2021 (Virtual Format)
  • Posters at St. Paul: Live event cancelled for 2021

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

  • NCUR Application Portal: Opens October 1st, 2020
  • NCUR Call for Abstracts Deadline: Early Decision Deadline November 1st, 2020; Final Deadline December 1st, 2020

  • NCUR 2021 Date: April 12-14 2021 (Virtual Format)

Posters on the Hill
  • 2020 Application Deadline: January 22, 2021

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.