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What is Undergrad Research?

re·search /ˈrēˌsərCH,rəˈsərCH/ the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.

The Undergraduate Research Hub (URH) offers ALL undergraduate students opportunities, regardless of your field of study, major, class year, or citizenship status. These research opportunities typically involve working as a research assistant under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Why Should I do Research?

Get Compensated

URH and the UC San Diego community offers students conducting faculty-mentored research stipends or college credit during the academic year and summer.

Get Experience

Research gives you hands-on experience in something you're passionate about. This is valuable because it could help you decide whether to go to grad school or get job opportunities after college.

Be a Part of a Community

Being part of a program, connecting with a faculty mentor or working in a lab will make sure you a part of a world-class research community at UC San Diego.

Undergraduate Research Hub

Undergraduate Research LogoPhone: (858) 534-1774
Office Hours (Walk-In): Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Office Hours (Virtual): Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Zoom link)
Location: Student Center Building B, 1st Floor
Wayfinding Address: 9358 Mandeville Lane, La Jolla, CA 92093
Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0311, La Jolla, CA 92093-0311