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Additional Resources

Undergraduate Research & Fellowships offers resources for faculty interested in mentoring undergraduate researchers and fellowships candidates.

Undergraduate Research Slide – For Classroom

This slide is for you to use. It will help you share how your undergraduate scholars can get involved connected with our office and explore research opportunities. 

Tips and Best Practices

Best practices for mentoring students in undergraduate research.

CUR Membership

UT Knoxville is an enhanced institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), an affiliation of nearly 600 colleges and universities that share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities.

Fulbright Faculty Committee Interest Form

Every Fall, faculty members provide feedback to UT undergrads, grad students, and alumni who are applying to the Fulbright US Student Program. If you are interested in joining, please fill out an interest form.

Display Board Rentals

Planning a poster symposium? Our office rents display boards for displaying research posters.

Easel Rentals

Planning a poster symposium? Our office rents easels for displaying research posters.

Grant Assistance

Faculty interested in including undergraduate research funds in their federal, state, and foundation proposals or those interested in applying for NSF REU Site or Supplemental funding for undergraduate researchers. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships at to set up an appointment.


We would like to provide guidance on how to enter your undergraduate research mentoring activities. View instructions or download a handout with screen shots here.

Writing Recommendation Letters

URF supports your students in their academic efforts and encourages them to take their hard work to the next level by assisting them in identifying opportunities and successfully navigating the fellowship application process. Recommendation letters for national fellowships are different from those that may be submitted for a campus opportunity, for a professional experience, and even for graduate school. They are typically 1.5 – 2 pages long and provide a detailed account of the student. More tips from Inside Higher Ed here.