One of the world's premier research universities, UC Berkeley offers students in the College of Letters and Science an extraordinary array of opportunities to learn from and work alongside world-class scientists involved in cutting edge research projects. You may conduct research projects of your own and work in state-of-the-art laboratories used by scientists to conduct groundbreaking research. More undergraduates are involved in research at Cal than at any university in the country.
The Office of Undergraduate Research helps you map out your strategy, connect you with faculty and mentors, and assist you with obtaining funding opportunities to support your research pursuits.
Two types of research projects are open to undergraduate students:
- Faculty-initiated research, coordinated through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). The program provides opportunities for you to work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects.
- Independent research: Choose from dozens of programs under the Berkeley Undergraduate Research Programs or browse through the opportunities available under Programs at a Glance.
Summer research: To learn about how you can spend a summer conducting exciting research projects, see Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at Berkeley (SURF)
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
- 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 email@example.com.