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Faculty Resources

The articles below are compiled from around our site that we think could be relevant to faculty interests.

If you are considering how to get started including undergraduates in your research group, you might like to start here

Nancy L. Mergler Faculty Mentor Award

The Nancy L. Mergler Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research was established in 2013 in order to recognize faculty excellence in supporting undergraduate researchers. 

Each award winner receives a one-time prize of $750 and a framed certificate.

Curiosity to Creativity Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research (O.U.R.) is dedicated to empowering and promoting the curiosity-driven discoveries, innovations, and creative works of OU students and their mentors! To showcase OU’s excellent undergraduate research and creative projects, O.U.R. sponsors campus-wide celebrations during the Spring and Summer semesters.

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

The LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program is designed to support students from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines begin and complete the doctorate degree. Students receive financial, professional and social support during their graduate studies.

Research Opportunities

Looking for a research opportunity? You can check here periodically to see what projects are needing UR assistants!

O.U.R. Spotlights

The O.U.R. is dedicated to celebrating undergraduate research! If you are a student, mentor, or alumnus, please complete a short web-form to submit your successes and lessons-learned from undergraduate research. You can be an inspiration and role model to others - and have a link to show future employers your work. Faculty, you can submit also to help OU administration, legislators, and the public see the valuable contributions you and your department are making with undergraduate research. 

Graduate Research Guide Overview


Graduate Research Guide (GRG) program aims to increase the opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in course-based research. Faculty teaching courses at any level and in any discipline are invited to participate.

Mentored Research Experience Course - XXXX 3440


A university-wide course number is available for mentored undergraduate research! The variable-credit-hour, letter-graded course carries the number 3440. The Enrollment Services office created a version of the course with every program prefix (e.g. ART 3440).

Undergraduate Research Mentoring Agreement (URMA)

URMA is a tool to set clear expectations for both an undergraduate student and their faculty mentor as a guide for the student's research experience. It is analogous to a course syllabus or independent study contract.