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OUR Programs

Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)
Two-week research program in May for rising sophomores and juniors. Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of conducting research.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF-UH)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides funding for rising UH sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in a focused 10-week research experience under the direction of UH faculty.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS)
The Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program provides talented UH juniors and seniors with the opportunity to participate in a research project under the direction of a UH faculty mentor. Scholarship recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship to conduct research for one semester.

Mellon Research Scholars Program
Faculty-mentored opportunity for underrepresented students to conduct research in the humanities. Participants also benefit from lecture series and workshops.

Specific Research Opportunities
Individual UH faculty are often looking for talented undergraduate students to participate in their ongoing research. The nature of these opportunities is typically defined by the individual faculty. More details regarding these opportunities may be obtained by directly contacting the faculty member.

Undergraduate Research Day
Undergraduate Research Day is an exciting event held every year in October, during which time the research endeavors of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) participants, and many other undergraduates who have conducted substantive research projects within the year, are showcased through poster, paper, and creative presentations.