Highlander research rookies program 

The Highlander Research Rookies program provides 15 apprenticeships each year to high-achieving and highly-motivated first and second year students. Students, selected as Highlander Research Rookies through a competitive process, are paired with a faculty mentor, working alongside him or her for 10 hours per week, thereby maximizing opportunities for research-based engagement and learning. Students earn a $4,000 stipend ($2,000 at the end of each semester with the submission of their research progress report). Learn more about the Research Rookies program.

Application for new freshmen enrolling in 2019-20 is open.

Completed applications (including recommendation) that are submitted on or before Feb. 1 will receive priority consideration. The application for currently enrolled first-year students will be available early 2019.

SURF Program Accepting Applications Until February 11th

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (OURS) invites proposals from all disciplines for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is to foster a community of undergraduate research, engaged scholarship, and creative activities during the summer months at Radford University. This program will fund a variety of projects where students engage in an original, intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline. Awards include $2000 to the student, $500 to the faculty mentor and up to $500 in supplies. Learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Student Engagement Forum: Save the Date and Abstract Portal Information

The Student Engagement Forum showcases the highest levels of academic achievement and creation of new knowledge at Radford University, our campus community’s undergraduate and graduate students’ creative works, scholarship and research. The 28th Student Engagement Forum will be held April 23 and 24. Abstracts are due March 8th by midnight. Poster sessions will primarily be on Wednesday, April 24 and all other presentations will be held on Tuesday, April 23. Submit the Student Engagement Forum abstract.

Ongoing acceptance and review of student travel requests while funds last.

Radford students and faculty can join the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for free!

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (OURS) advances a sustainable culture of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities at Radford University.

Second Celebration of Student and Faculty Collaborative Research Publications and Creative Activities

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is honored to celebrate every fall the accomplishments of student-faculty teams that have contributed to their field of study via publication or public performances and showings of their work. The 2017-2018 academic year saw Radford University saw faculty mentors with undergraduate students reach the highest level of dissemination in publications in research, scholarship, and creative activities. View the Celebration Program