Undergraduate Research Program

About the Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is a high impact practice that gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom and dive deeper into their field of interest. URP offers a variety of programs aimed to connect our students with faculty mentors and provide them with enriching research opportunities. This can be in the form of working alongside a mentor as a student researcher, or creating independent, student-led project with a mentor's help.

The URP supports inquiry-driven research scholarship and creative activity. It is the central location for undergraduate students seeking on-campus research opportunities and faculty seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students with whom to collaborate. The URP facilitates enriching research opportunities by providing grants, research fellowships, and travel support to undergraduate students and faculty mentors.


Tips on how to find a mentor and research topic

Step 2: Apply

Apply for one UWW's research grants

Step 3: Research

Helpful resources for doing research

Step 4: Present

Check out past student presentations

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URP Important Dates 2022-2023

  • September 6 - RAP applications open
  • Tuesday, October 18 - Fall Undergraduate Research Day
  • Fall UFG grants closed Nov. 1st
  • Research in the Rotunda, Madison, March 8th, 2023
  • Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Day, March 23rd
  • NCUR 2023 at UW-EauClair, April 13-15
Featured Student Testimonial

“My involvement in undergraduate research has benefited me in many ways, and I picked up a lot of skills that are attractive to employers. As a part of the undergraduate research program, I developed my problem-solving skills, my confidence with public speaking, and the ability to manage a project. As I prepared to enter the workforce, I interviewed with multiple companies and all of them were impressed with my experiences as a part of the undergraduate research program here at UW-Whitewater (even though the companies weren't even in the same field/industry). I ended up with multiple attractive offers and ended up accepting a job as a technical solutions engineer at Epic Systems in Verona, WI.” - Cole Lindwall

Contact URP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: urp@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1296
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M-Th 9:30am-4:30pm
  • F 9:30am-1:30pm

Contact RAP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: rap@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1484
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M 9am-12pm
  • Tu 9:30am-11am, 4pm-5pm
  • Th 9am-12pm