For Students

Getting Starting in Undergraduate Research

First, reflect. Spend time thinking about how getting involved in undergraduate research can complement your academic experience and prepare you for your future goals. You will also want to think seriously about specific areas of research that interest you.

Second, note that not all undergraduate research opportunities are found the same way. There is no 'one-stop shop' for finding opportunities given the variety of experiences and potential research opportunities available at UChicago and beyond.

Attend a quarterly CCRF Undergraduate Research Information Session for further guidance on identifying opportunities and potential research mentors, when might be a good time to engage in research, and how to gain the most from the experience.  

Here is some undergraduate research information, general advice, as well as suggestions for how to identify research opportunities and potential research mentors: