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Undergraduate Research

Get Started

OUR can help you narrow down your research project ideas, find the perfect mentor, make sense of funding opportunities and do just about anything else you need to do to get started in research.

Ready to Get Started?

No project? No mentor? No problem!

Getting Started in Research Consultations

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers individual consultations where we will explore your research interests, walk through how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors, and discuss next steps. Consultations will be held by video or phone.

To schedule an appointment:
log on to
=> Click on “Make an Appointment” tab (right hand side of the screen)
=> Select “Involvement and Engagement”
=> Select “Office of Undergraduate Research”
=> Select “Undergraduate Research Appointment”
=> Select “Undergraduate Research (online)”

Want to jump start the process?

View our recorded Getting Started in Research Workshop.

Still have questions? We are here to help, either by email, phone, or with an appointment. ( | 803-777-1141)

Looking for something specific?

Try these direct links to sections from the Getting Started Workshop video:

Search Faculty Research Interests

Use our research database to find faculty and staff members who have research interests similar to yours.


Next Steps

Have a mentor and a project? Attended your Get Started workshop? You're ready to move on to the next steps.

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