Student Research

As a major research university, UNH provides you with unique and valuable opportunities to conduct research and study abroad throughout your college career.

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    Databases

    Article citations, abstracts, full-text articles, and online reference sources
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    Renew

    Renew library materials online
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    Ask a Librarian

    Contact a librarian for help with your research
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    Research Guides

    Guides for general subjects and specific courses to help get you started

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Undergraduate Research Conference

Showcase your research, scholarly or creative project at the URC — one of the largest conferences of its kind in the nation.

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Funding Your Research

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) supports students with their research and creative projects by funding Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs).

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The Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) grants a $3,500 stipend for full-time summer research (10 weeks for SURF USA, 9 weeks for SURF Abroad), as well as a $600 stipend to your faculty mentor. Up to $600 of support for research expenses is also available. These grants may support research that contributes to a senior project or thesis. SURF recipients are not allowed to be enrolled in summer courses during the award period unless they receive prior approval from the Hamel Center director.

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The Manchester Undergraduate Project Support (MUPS) fund provides modest institutional support to assist undergraduate students in research activities. For the purpose of this award, research is defined broadly. It may include scientific investigation, scholarly exploration, creative works or community outreach. 

This fund will support expenses such as materials, supplies, travel, attendance at professional meetings and/or to present undergraduate student work. MUPS is intended to supplement, not replace, other types of undergraduate research assistance, such as UROP or SURF awards, INCO 590 and other University assistance.

Each semester, students may request between $25 and $500. The official funding cycle is at the beginning of each semester during the academic year and students will be notified of their funding status by the drop date for that semester.

Students may apply more than once for student research support, though students who have not previously received the award will have priority. Any funds not awarded during the official funding cycle may be utilized to fulfill requests throughout the semester and/or summer on an as-needed basis.

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We encourage research, scholarly and creative projects for undergraduate students in all UNH academic disciplines by funding research abroad through the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP). IROP grants are competitive awards supporting qualified projects in diverse settings: universities, government agencies, museums, archives, art galleries, archeological and historical sites, research libraries, laboratories and field sites. Working closely with a UNH mentor, students identify potential research sites and foreign mentors, and address issues of cross-cultural preparation.

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