Carnegie Mellon University

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 undergraduate and graduate 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.

Click here for a quick overview of what we offer. For a more in-depth look at our offerings, please click on the images under "Our Mission" below.

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Connect with Us!

Current Carnegie Mellon students and alumni can schedule meetings with our staff in either virtual or in-person formats. Please email Richelle Bernazzoli or Paige Zalman for scheduling links.


2022-23 Dates

  • Mar 22 - Mar 26 Deadline for Summer/Fall 2023 SURF and SURG Awards Student deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Faculty recommendation letter deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • May 3 - May 3 Meeting of the Minds