In many universities, undergraduate students are barred from conducting research until their junior or senior year. At UB, every student – from Freshman to doctoral candidate – can get involved with the cutting-edge research happening every day.
Research projects take students from the tiniest specimen under the microscope to the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps, and everywhere in between. Examples of past College of Arts and Sciences research projects include:
Faculty members are always conducting research. A good first step is to learn more about your department's faculty research projects, either by reading faculty bios or asking in person. Once you've discovered a project that interests you, contact your department or the professor directly to find out how you can become involved. You can also learn about past and ongoing research activities through the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA).
Through the support of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, CURCA is also pleased to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for Undergraduate Research Awards.
Awards are granted to University at Buffalo undergraduate students who exhibit a need for funding to perform meaningful research and/or creative activities during their undergraduate enrollment at UB. Award applications will be reviewed by a team of UB faculty and staff that will give consideration to applications that show a true need for financial support to purchase supplies, attend conferences, and more!
Don't forget to contact your academic department to inquire about additional funding opportunities.