Ways to Participate in Research

Ways to Participate in Research

There are several ways that you can go about participating in undergraduate research.  Please review the information below to see what would be the best fit for you.

Research for Credit

The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) and the College of Engineering provides the opportunity for students to receive course credit for participating in faculty supervised research.  There is no minimum GPA or Honors Program status required to participate in CURO.

Once a student has secured a research position and faculty mentor, students can begin the process of registering for research course credit.

Students must submit the following in order to receive academic credit for their research experience:

Applications are due to Lauren Anglin, Director of Experiential Learning & Outreach, by the third day of drop/add during the semester for which the student is applying.

All students enrolled in research credit are strongly encouraged to participate in the CURO Symposium.

Research Support

A limited number of research awards may be available each year through CURO. 

CURO Summer Fellowships

CURO Research Awards

  • Research Award applications are due to the CURO office, 203 Moore College.
  • CURO Assistantship Application Deadlines:
    • FALL – due by June 1 
    • SPRING – due by November 1 
    • SUMMER – due by April 1
  • All CURO assistantship students must participate in the CURO Symposium.

The University of Georgia’s employment site provides postings of temporary laboratory helper and research assistant positions which are typically paid by the hour. To review these postings go to and select Search Temporary Postings.

Research Without Credit

Some students are not interested in receiving course credit and do not receive funding for research.  In this case, students are still able to participate in undergraduate research.  This experience will not only provide valuable skill development but will also be an excellent addition to a résumé.