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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016

Special University Programs

Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research


In keeping with this research University’s mission to create and disseminate knowledge, UNH’s Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research offers undergraduates—working in collaboration with UNH faculty mentors—both funding and administrative support for individually designed academic projects ranging from laboratory research to humanist scholarship and fine and performing arts creations. Once projects are completed, student researchers may receive further support from the Hamel Center for presentations at national and international conferences and for online publication in UNH's undergraduate research journal, Inquiry.

Initially known as UROP (the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research currently offers year-round research opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad via competitive grant applications. Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grants offer honors students the opportunity to apprentice with a UNH faculty mentor for ten weeks of full-time research in the summer after their first year; Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs) are available each semester, including January term (research time commitment is flexible); Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) for the U.S. offer support for ten weeks of full-time research in the summer following sophomore or junior year; and the SURF Abroad and International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) offers support for rising seniors to conduct nine weeks of full-time summer research  abroad. Also, by registering for INCO 590: Student Research Experience, or INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience, students at any level can work directly with faculty members while receiving academic credit and support for research expenses. 

Hamel Center research opportunities are available to students across all colleges and disciplines.

Grants from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research open doors on real-world disciplinary practice, graduate school, post-baccalaureate fellowships, and professional careers; undergraduate research develops first-hand knowledge of the world and one’s place in it. For information about all awards, programs, and the Inquiry journal, contact the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, 209 Hood House, (603) 862-4323, or visit the website at

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