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: As of July 27, 2021, UNH has transitioned to Phase 6 of the Phased Resumption of Research Activity, meaning a return to “normal” research operations on campus, including local/regional field research and human subjects research. Should UNH provide new guidance that constrains research operations, updates will be available on the UNH COVID-19 Updates page. Guidelines for research activity will also be updated by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research and by UNH Environmental Health and Safety. 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 any 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 guidelines for research at any time during the research period.



Maeve Kelley (pictured above) shares her experience collecting turtles for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Watch and Read about it.

Fomer SURF student Jenna O'del talks about the many benefits of conducting undergraduate research.

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Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Hamel Center has awarded over 3500 grants and fellowships since its inception in 1987.

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