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. 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.
Summer Research and 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.