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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2013-2014

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 concert 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 completed, projects and their student authors may receive further support from the Hamel Center for presentations at national and international conferences and for online publication in the undergraduate research journal, Inquiry.

Initially known as UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research currently offers year-round academic opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad via competitive grant applications. 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. and abroad offer support for summer research between academic years; and the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP), a research summer abroad under the direction of both a UNH mentor and a colleague at the research location, offers nearly unlimited possibilities for exploration of any topic anywhere in the world..). Also, by registering for INCO 590, Student Research Experience, or INCO 790, Advanced Research Experience, students can work directly with faculty members while receiving academic credit and support for research expenses. 

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 Inquiry, contact the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, 209 Hood House, (603) 862-4323, or visit the website at

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