Welcome to the OURI

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) serves as a centralized support office for both faculty and students who are engaged in undergraduate research and inquiry.  We offer university wide programs such as undergraduate research grants, the annual undergraduate research symposium, and the undergraduate research journal. We also support departments and all colleges in their undergraduate and inquiry initiatives. 

Why get involved in research and creative activities?

Few activities are as rewarding intellectually as research. In addition to the acquisition of invaluable research skills, students learn how:

  • knowledge is created and how that knowledge can be overturned with new evidence or new perspectives
  • learn how to work independently, how to overcome obstacles
  • the importance of ethics and personal conduct in the research process.

Undergraduate research can take place in every discipline. It is especially common in the life sciences and physical sciences, where an estimated 40 percent of students nationwide engage in research under faculty mentorship, but it is also found in the humanities, social sciences, and creative and performing arts.  





 FAU is proud to be an Enhanced Institutional Member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.  The enhanced institutional membership allows all faculty members, administrators, students and staff of FAU to join the Council on Undergraduate Research, at no cost


OURI was established to implement FAU's Quality Enhancement Plan,
Distinction through Discovery
aimed at expanding a culture of undergraduate research and inquiry.

Latest News


School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Colloquium

 The FAU School of Communication and Multimedia Studies is hosting several colloquia throughout the semester. Speakers include Dr. Gerald Sim and  Olympia Kiriakou, a Ph.D. candidate from Kings College London. For more information, click here.

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Student Spotlight

OURI spotlights the research endeavors of undergraduates on the FAU campuses and on the website who have participated in research or scholarly activities . If you have participated in research and would like to be showcased please submit the application that can be found here.

student spotlight
 Last Modified 11/24/15