1. Benefits of Undergraduate Research
  2. Get Involved
    1. I-CUREUS
    2. NCUR
    3. Inquiry@Queen’s
    4. Carleton Faculty Research
  3. For Faculty

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.

Benefits of Undergraduate Research

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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
  • receive recognition through the Provost Scholar Award

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

Get Involved

Carleton is proud to offer outstanding undergraduate research opportunities. Explore the different options below to learn more.


The Internship-Carleton University Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (I-CUREUS) provides students funding to conduct hands-on, faculty-supervised research. For more information visit the I-CUREUS page.


Every April, Carleton sends student presenters to join thousands of students and instructors from post-secondary institutions around the world participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to celebrate the work of undergraduate researchers. Learn more on the NCUR page.


The Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference is hosted annually to showcase and celebrate undergraduate research projects. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 15th annual conference took place virtually in March. Learn more on the Inquiry@Queen’s page.

Carleton Faculty 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.

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.support@carleton.ca.