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. 

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

OURI will host its Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 31st!

Students engaged in undergraduate research present their findings either through a poster presentation or an oral presentation. Join us to see the exciting research being done by undergraduates at FAU. 


Student Spotlight

OURI spotlights the research endeavors of undergraduates on the OURI weekly announcement and on the website who have participated in research or scholarly activities. If you have participated in research and would like to be showcased, please submit your story to ouri@fau.edu. Please include your name, email, college and major, faculty mentor and their email, project title, and what you would like to have spotlighted (e.g. Did you present your work? Did you publish recently?).

 student spotlight

 Last Modified 3/10/17