Knowledge, creativity, and innovation
Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development
At Carnegie Mellon, the integration of education and research is pervasive throughout our institution. In this environment, our students are empowered to discover their passions, advance their ideas and understanding, learn and create new knowledge and art, make a positive impact through their efforts, and realize their own full potential.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development (OURSD) is a key resource for students to engage fully in their CMU experience through research and creative pursuits and to explore options such as competitive national and international fellowships as they prepare for their own personal and professional success. The OURSD team works directly with students, faculty, advisors, staff members, and alumni, as well as academic and administrative partners to support each student’s educational journey.
Connect with Us!
Students and alumni can schedule meetings with the OURSD staff in either virtual or in-person formats. There may be some blocks that are restricted to virtual only, so be sure to take note of available formats before scheduling. Appointments are limited this spring, so please plan meetings well in advance of deadlines. Please schedule with one of our staff through Handshake! Choose "Specialized Appointments" then "Undergraduate Research and Fellowship/Scholarship Appointments."
- Mar 23 - Mar 23 SURG & SURF Deadline for Summer 2022 & Fall 2022 Awards Faculty recommendation letter deadline: Sunday March 27, 2022
- Mar 29 - Mar 29 Schwarzman Scholars Info Session · What: Elysia Pan from Schwarzman Scholars will be with us to discuss this fully-funded master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing! · Who: Current juniors, seniors, and grad students up to 28 yrs. old; any citizenship eligible · How to join: Click on this calendar date to register and receive the Zoom link
- Mar 30 - Mar 30 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session · What: Fulbright Program Advisor Richelle Bernazzoli and a panel of recent CMU Fulbright grantees will discuss Fulbright U.S. Student grants for study, research, and teaching English in 150+ countries! · Who: Current juniors, seniors, and grad students; U.S. citizenship required · How to join: Click on this link to join on date and time of the event, Passcode: 250149
- Mar 31 - Mar 31 UK Awards Info Session · What: OURSD Director Richelle Bernazzoli will discuss Marshall, Rhodes, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, and Mitchell – fully-funded opportunities to earn graduate degrees in the United Kingdom and Ireland! · Who: Current juniors, seniors, and grad students; citizenship and age requirements vary by award (see our website for more details) · How to join: Click on this link at the date/time of the event; Passcode: 382808
- May 4 - May 4 Meeting of the Minds
- May 13 - May 13 SURA Registration Deadline