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Welcome to URSA (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts).  This site is a resource for undergradutes and faculty looking to participate in undergraduate research activities.  If you have any questions regarding these items, please contact Kevin Ahern at or 541-737-8906.

URSA-ENGAGE 2015 - We are happy to announce that student applications are being sought for the 2015 URSA-ENGAGE Program.  In this program, faculty describe undergraduate research projects and these are distibuted across the campus.  Students apply for up to three of them and faculty rank the student applications.  The Office of Undergraduate Research evaluates the faculty-ranked applications and funds 45 of them for up to $1000 each for research in the winter, spring, and fall of 2015.  Project descriptions and applications are available HERE for download.  Deadline for student applications to be emailed to is November 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring terms 2014-15. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: Information: Debbie Delmore at Deadline: Nov. 3.

Transcript Notation - OSU now offers students who complete a research or creative project with an OSU professor the opportunity to get this notated on their official transcript.  The application is available HERE.  Please note that 1)  You do NOT have to wait to be a senior or graduating to apply for transcript notation.  You can do this ANYTIME during your OSU career after you complete a research or creative project; 2)  If you apply for Transcript Notation, you will not be notified you are getting it.  Instead, it will appear on your official OSU transcript about 6 weeks after the close of the term in which you apply.  The notification will NOT show on online or unofficial transcripts - only on official transcripts. 3) The application at right is good through the spring term of 2014.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities - A common misconception among students is that there is a "list" of undergraduate research opportunities.  With rare exceptions, there is no such list, yet there are MANY opportunities for students to do undergraduate research at OSU.  Interested?  First, watch the video HERE, then contact Kevin Ahern at to get help in getting involved with an OSU professor.