Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research program, powered by the Office of Engaged Learning, facilitates:


Check out all the undergraduate research opportunities on campus!



Undergraduate Research Assistant applications for Fall 2019 are open!

Research and Funding Programs

Check out the diverse undergraduate research programs and funding opportunities available on campus!  

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Experience part-time research and faculty mentorship during the Academic Year. (Administered by the Office of Engaged Learning) 


Summer Research Assistantships

Take your part-time, or full-time, if you choose, research beyond the Academic Year and into the summer, and dive deeper into your research project. (Administered by the Office of Engaged Learning) 


Engaged Learning Fellowships

Engage in capstone-level scholarly research, community service or civic engagement, professional internship, or other creative project that moves learning beyond the classroom. (Administered by the Office of Engaged Learning) 


Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholars

Collaborate with top faculty researchers and contribute to the creation of cutting-edge knowledge in significant and meaningful ways. Faculty/student teams carry out primary research for one semester or up to one year. (Administered by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute) 


Mayer Undergraduate Fellows

Conduct a substantial research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of your major(s)/minor(s) under the guidance of two faculty mentors. (Administered by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute) 


McNair Scholars Program

Through faculty mentoring, undergraduate research, and academic support services, you will be prepared and engaged academically and receive postgraduate counseling and opportunities. (Administered by the SMU College Access Programs) 


Richter International Fellowship Program

Honors students to conduct independent research projects on topics of international dimensions or multicultural projects within the United States under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Eligibility: Second and Third-year SMU students enrolled in the University Honors Program in the Liberal Arts(Administered by the University Honors Program) 


Tower Center Fellowships

Pursue collaborative work in politics and government and work closely with faculty to develop research projects to be published in the Dialogue(Administered by the Tower Center)


Weil Undergraduate Research Award

An annual award for the demonstration of depth and breadth in the use of library research materials and clear evidence of thoughtful command of these resources in undergraduate research papers. (Administered by SMU Libraries


UGR Calendar 2019-2020

Aug 1

Summer Research Symposium - Fondren Science 123
12 Noon (Lectures, discussion, FOOD)

Speaker: Dr. Holly Bowen, Psychology

Aug 15 SRA Final Reports Due! 11:59pm
Sep 10 & 11  UGR Workshop: What is Research?

Fondren Library Red 323, 4pm

Sep 15 DEADLINE: Engaged Learning Fellowship Senior Cycle, 5 pm
Sep 17 & 18 UGR Workshop: How to Read a Scholarly Article

Fondren Library Red 323, 4pm

Sep 19 UGR Workshop: Balanced News in a Biased World

Fondren Library Red 323 12:30pm

Sep 19 UGR Workshop: Community Engagement

Fondren Library Red 323, 4pm

Oct 10 UGR Workshop: From Idea to Publication                             

Location: TBD

Oct 23 Fall Research Symposium

Owen Arts Center, 4-6pm

Nov 7 UGR Workshop: Reimbursements Made Easy           

Location: TBD, 4pm

Dec 15 DEADLINE: Engaged Learning Fellowship Early Decision, 5 pm
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