• walker ovarian cancer research

    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?

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  • mcgrath nursing in south africa

    With funding from a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad, nursing student Brianna McGrath traveled to South Africa to study the professional nurse-owned and operated clinics that are improving the population's accesibility to primary care. The deadline for SURF Abroad 2020 is January 8.

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  • papinsick piano research

    With funding from a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), music performance major Annelise Papinsick explored the pedagogical works of composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee.  What could you do with a research grant?

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  • papadakis sustainable agriculture

    Inquiry, UNH's online undergraduate research journal, seeks student authors and editors for its 2020 edition.  Pictured: 2019 author and sustainable agriculture/ecogastronomy major Alex Papadakis (REAP) with staff from NH Gleans.

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    Undergraduate Research Conference

    The URC takes place each April.

    Come see what UNH undergraduates do best!

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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.



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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