Welcome to Undergraduate Research & Fellowships … where pursuit is highly regarded!
The Office Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (URF) supports UT students in their pursuit of nationally competitive fellowships, undergraduate research, and creative activity. We fund undergraduate research year-round, offer topical workshops, and coordinate campus-wide exhibitions. We also provide direct advising services designed to help students identify and pursue pathways into research and other high-impact experiences, and to encourage and support students to leverage their academic and co-curricular experiences to apply for nationally competitive opportunities. In all our work we seek to support strong mentoring relationships between students and faculty.
So perhaps you are a first-year student wondering how to approach a professor about doing research with them. Or maybe you want to fund and present your research, apply for a major scholarship to study abroad, land a summer REU, or pursue a fellowship, such as the Fulbright. Our goal is to help you get to the next step in your journey!
Getting Started with Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Coaching Sessions
Don’t know where to start with research or fellowships? Schedule a one-on-one conversation (in person or on zoom) with URF’s coach, Ryan Lee, who will introduce you to research & fellowships opportunities with your academic trajectory, personal commitments, and future plans in mind. Make an appointment here: tiny.utk.edu/Schedule with Ryan