Undergraduate Research

Promoting transformative educational experiences through scholarly undergraduate research and creative inquiry

Welcome to the University of Chicago’s central unit dedicated to undergraduate research across all disciplines and collegiate divisions!

The College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) helps undergraduates in the College navigate the broad array of institutional, domestic, and international scholarly research opportunities that are available to them. The CCRF encourages students to make scholarly research and creative inquiry a fundamental part of their academic experience at the University of Chicago, if it makes sense academically and vocationally. 

We provide support and resources to College students of all years and majors as they start and engage in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. CCRF educates about scholarly undergraduate research and works closely with students to begin, advance, fund, and present their research. We also collaborate with faculty and research mentors, as well as campus and national/international partners to facilitate high-impact undergraduate research experiences for College students.

And we want to support UChicago’s undergraduate research engagement!

CCRF offers live sessions and workshops to assist College students in finding and funding undergraduate research opportunities, developing undergraduate research literacy skills, and in presenting their research. Undergraduate Research Information Sessions are offered quarterly and are the primary starting point for additional support we provide students. Click below to review our session offerings and to begin connecting with us.


We then offer advising opportunities to further pursue and secure undergraduate research positions and funding, as well as in applying for nationally competitive fellowships.

Questions? Contact the CCRF Research staff at ccrf-research@uchicago.edu

The College Center for Research and Fellowships is UChicago's institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and participating members of both the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) and the World Congress on Undergraduate Research.

Pictured: Walker Gillett, 2020-2021 Dean's Fund awardee at the glovebox where he made all of his coin cell batteries (5/26/21).