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Undergraduate research and creative achievement deliver numerous benefits to individual faculty members and the institutions they serve. An intellectually stimulating and dynamic campus environment reaches beyond the immediate group of faculty and student scholars to build a strong legacy for the future. A collaborative scholarly and creative atmosphere attracts motivated students and talented and committed faculty and staff members. The broader the involvement, the more likely that diverse perspectives will enrich and encourage the exchange of ideas.

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

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.

Display Board Rentals

Planning a poster symposium? Our office rents display boards 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 at to set up an appointment.


As the University roles out its new faculty performance software, Elements, 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.