• David Walker's research on ovarian cancer progressed from one grant (URA) to another (SURF). Could an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) set you in the right direction? Applications for J-term or spring 2021 are due October 7, 2020.

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  • With financial support from the Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP), Crystina Friese used the Great Bay Estuary as her research site to practice archeological field methods. Freshmen interested in applying to REAP for summer 2021 must do so by March 29.

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  • With funding from a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), mechanical engineering major Francesco Lapitino investigated the design and construction of a 3D printer for creation of ceramic art.  What could you do with a SURF grant? Applications for summer 2021 are due March 3.

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  • Undergraduate Research Conference

    The URC takes place each April. Come see what UNH undergraduates do best! (Pictured: Madeline Juffras, SURF 2018 recipient and Inquiry 2019 author.)

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    View the virtual 2020 URC

  • Inquiry, UNH's online undergraduate research journal, is accepting submissions for the spring 2021 issue. GET PUBLISHED! (Pictured: 2020 Author Dylan Wheeler discusses the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence.) 

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The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides resources and financial support for the research, scholarly, and creative projects of UNH students. One-hundred percent of the funding for research awards and fellowships comes from donor gifts.  

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Hamel Center will plan to continue undergraduate research programs where possible, dependent on the University’s mode of operation at any given time, and also on the University’s phased approach to research activities as determined by the Senior Vice Provost for Research. 1) When preparing applications, students should consult the UNH and Hamel Center websites frequently for any updates or changes. 2) Even if an application is successful, students and mentors should be prepared to modify their projects as needed to adhere to changing University research policies and procedures during the proposed research period. Any project’s ability to go forward will be dependent on the University’s mode of operation and the SVPR’s guidelines for research at any time during the research period.

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stefanelli and odel

Jenna O'del (pictured above with fellow researcher Allison Stefanelli) shares advice for students interested in conducting research.

History major Joe Juknievich used a SURF grant to learn more about the Palmer Raids, conducted as a result of the Red Scare following World War I.

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Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Hamel Center has awarded over 2620 grants and fellowships since its inception in 1987.

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