Welcome to the OURI

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) serves as a centralized support office for students and faculty 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 research and inquiry initiatives. 


"Undergraduate Research for All"

FAU OURI strives to inspire curiosity through inclusive, innovative,

and collaborative scholarly activities.

Mission and Values:

  • OURI serves as a centralized support system for all students and faculty engaged in Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. Our mission is to promote intellectual and personal development through engagement in research, creative, and scholarly activities.
  • With faculty and student liaisons, OURI accomplishes the mission by facilitating collaborations across disciplines, colleges, campuses and internal and external partners.

Why get involved in research and creative activities?

Few activities are as intellectually rewarding 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
  • to work independently and 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; 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

Peer Mentor Program Applications Due

May 29, 2020

FAURJ Submissions Due

May 29, 2020

Student Spotlight


OURI student spotlights showcase the research endeavors of undergraduates students who have participated in research or scholarly activities. If you have participated in research and would like to be featured, please submit your story to ouri@fau.edu

 Last Modified 4/8/20