Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry

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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. They offer university-wide programs such as undergraduate research grants, the annual undergraduate research symposium, and the undergraduate research journal, a university-wide Undergraduate Research Certificate, and a Peer Mentor program. OURI also support Departments and all Colleges in their undergraduate research and inquiry initiatives. Click here to learn more about OURI and their services.

College of Education OURI Liaison

Dr. Sharon M. Darling is the College of Education’s (COE) Faculty Liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. Click here to learn about her role. If you require Dr. Darling’s assistance with an undergraduate research and inquiry endeavor, please contact her at

Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide support to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry. Our peer mentors are wonderful undergraduate and graduate students who represent active researchers and role models from FAU's colleges and partner campuses. Learn how to contact the COE Peer Mentor here.

Points of Pride

Since its inception, OURI’s has consistently expanded the culture of research and the inquiry at FAU, which is reflected student impact, grants, curriculum infusion, prestigious fellowships, faculty development, publications, and a national award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. Learn more here.

How OURI Can Help

These are just a few of OURI’s menu of services. View others here.

How to Get Started in Research

  1. Attend a Workshop
  2. Visit a Peer Mentor
  3. Fill out an Undergraduate Research Grant Application

College of Education Specific Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • Honor’s Program
    • Honoring Outstanding Owl Teachers (HOOT), the Department of Special Education Honors-in-the-major. Contact Dr. Darling to learn more.
  • Research Intensive courses
  • Undergraduate Research Certificate. The Undergraduate Research Certificate is a 12-credit certificate program to recognize undergraduate students for development of excellence in undergraduate research. Learn more about the RI Certificate here.
  • College of Education Student Advisory Council (SAC) Research Symposium. The COE-SAC hosts an annual research symposium to disseminate research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students in the college. Learn more here.

Contact OURI

777 Glades Rd., General Classroom South, GS Suite 209
FAU Boca Raton Campus | 561.297.OURI (6874)