Undergraduate Research

Did you know that Carleton offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct their own research and to be awarded for doing great things with it? Undergraduate research provides students opportunities to work with a professor in their field and gain experience with the research process and be awarded for noteworthy work.

Reading: Celebrating Undergraduate Research – The Provost’s Perspective.

Undergraduate Research at a Glance:

Students posing for a picture in a science lab

What do I gain from Undergraduate Research?

There are many advantages to performing research during your undergrad. Here are a few:

  • conduct research in your field of study
  • gain hands on research experience
  • resume building for future research
  • work alongside a professor
  • Provost Scholar Award is granted to a select number of students each year

How can I get involved in Undergraduate Research?

The Discovery Centre offers I-CUREUS as an initiative that supports students in their undergraduate years to conduct beneficial research that may inspire them to continue into graduate studies. For more information visit the I-CUREUS page.

Students who participate undergraduate research and strive to be active in different ways can be nominated by their faculties for the Provost Scholar Award. Check out the accomplishments of 2014-15 and 2015-16 Award recipients.

For Faculty

Tell us your stories about the research you are doing with undergraduate students. We know they’re doing extraordinary work inside and outside the classroom and want to profile the work they’re doing to enhance their university experience. Please contact discovery.centre@carleton.ca.

Carleton Professors and Research

Carleton professors are also engaged in a wide array of research projects in varying academic fields. Explore what’s going on in each faculty:

Carleton University Faculty members also conduct research projects beyond the scope of each of the research centres. To learn more about individual projects and meet the professors involved visit Carleton’s research success stories page.

Undergraduate research testimonial

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