Berkeley is unique for its commitment to including undergraduate students in research enterprises, as evidenced by the fact that more undergraduates at Berkeley go on to earn Ph.D.’s than at any other college or university. Berkeley is also first in the country in terms of the number of Ph.D.’s awarded to women and minorities.
The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students map out a strategy, connect with faculty and mentors, and obtain funding opportunities to support their research.
Two types of research projects are open to undergraduate students:
- Faculty-initiated research, coordinated through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) ; and
- Independent research: Students may choose from dozens of programs under the Berkeley Undergraduate Research Programs or browse through the opportunities available under Programs at a Glance.
Summer research & travel grants
Students may conduct summer research projects through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at Berkeley.
Travel grants for undergraduate students: Small grants are available to L&S undergraduates who need to travel to collect data for independent research or to present their research findings.
Publish your research
- Berkeley Undergraduate Journal, journal of social sciences and humanities
- Berkeley Scientific, Berkeley’s undergraduate research journal
- Politica undergraduate political science journal
- Clio's Scroll: Undergraduate History Journal
- Themis Journal the journal of environment, health and development
- Harvest Moon philosophy journal
For additional information about research opportunities and resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org