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, gain experience with the research process and be awarded for noteworthy work.

Benefits of 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
  • 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.

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.