Undergraduate Research & Creative Work

undergraduate research

Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars

OURS supports undergraduate research and creative work with a high-level of faculty mentorship across disciplines.
Through funding, administration of research fellowships, advising and mentorship, showcasing completed projects, and providing resources for students and faculty mentors, we aim to ensure access to research and creative work opportunities for all CSB and SJU students.

How Can We Help?

  • One-on-one advising with OURS staff for support from everything from finding a research mentor to applying for competitive grants.
  • Resources tailored toward students and faculty.
  • We offer professional development for students and faculty through our Workshops & Talks series. We also administer a professional development grant for STEM student researchers.
  • Explore our numerous programs and funding sources available right here at CSB and SJU; we also maintain a live list of external openings.

OURS Week is November 8-15! Get in Your Scholar Era! 

Research & Pathways 101
November 8 at 4:30pm | Join Zoom session
in us for crash course on research opportunities and funding, and an overview of how you can graduate with unique honors through Distinguished Thesis or Pathways to Distinction.

OURS Out & About
November 8 from 12-2pm | Gorecki Fireside
Talk with a Hub Ambassador about how you can get started on research or Pathways to Distinction!

Goldwater, Truman, and Udall Scholarship Drop Ins
November 9 from 9:00am-3:00pm | Experience Hub or Zoom
Thinking about applying for Goldwater, Truman, or Udall Scholarships? Drop in for an advising appointment with Lindsey to get started on your app!

Pathways to Distinction Mixers 
November 9 from 5:30-7:00pm | Experience Hub - RSVP required  OR we request that we come visit your club/org meeting anytime in November!
Student leaders are invited to mix and mingle with one another, connect with peers pursuing Pathways to Distinction, and have access to Pathways info and advising!

Pathways Guide Training
November 13 at 12-1pm | Zoom; registration by November 10 is required. 
Curious about Pathways to Distinction and how you can talk about it with student you mentor? Become a Pathways Guide by joining us for a short session providing an overview of this exciting program and its benefits to students.

Footsteps to Fellowships Success
November 13 from 6-7pm | Zoom; registration by November 10 is required.
Fulbright, Udall, and Goldwater, oh my! Competitive Fellowships are for EVERYONE! Join us for a session to learn about how fellowships can be part of your undergrad career, or be a great first step after graduation!

Fulbright Info Session with Institute for International Education!
November 15 from 4-5pm | Zoom, Registration required: https://apply.iie.org/register/GPS2 
Join us for a special presentation with guests for the Institute for International Education to learn about Fulbright! It’s never too early to start thinking about your future abroad!

OURS Out & About
November 15 from 12-2:00pm | Gorecki Fireside
Talk with a Hub Ambassador about how you can get started on research or Pathways to Distinction!


College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Elianna Knutson
Temporary Director
Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars
Experience Hub
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