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

student presents research at UNH's Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate Research Conference

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


Funding Your Research

Research Presentation Grants can provide funding for travel expenses and conference registration so you can present your research at an academic or professional conference.

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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 Fellowship (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 is available to undergraduate degree students to provide modest institutional support to assist in research activities. For the purpose of this award research is defined broadly and may include scientific investigation, scholarly exploration, creative works, and community outreach. Funds can be used for legitimate expenses related to undergraduate student projects.

This fund will support expenses such as materials, supplies, software licenses, and/or other expenses required to complete undergraduate student work. 

Each semester $2500 is available for undergraduate student project support through the MUPS fund. The award is competitive and the award amounts typically will not exceed $500. Any remaining funds after the initial reward cycle will be available to be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the remainder of the semester. Students may apply more than once for student research support, although students who have not previously received the award will have priority.

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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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