Purpose

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS) is UC Berkeley’s hub for undergraduate research and prestigious scholarships.  Established in 1997, OURS seeks to integrate undergraduates more fully into the dynamic and diverse research life of UC Berkeley. The center does so through a wide range of programs, workshops, partnerships, and communication platforms that:

  • Inspire and support undergraduates to pursue research 
  • Increase undergraduate and faculty collaboration in research
  • Promote existing research activities and programs that exist on and off campus
  • Develop resources necessary to expand undergraduate research opportunities
  • Prepare undergraduates to apply for prestigious scholarships

The success of our programs and advising demonstrate that Cal’s undergraduates are profoundly transformed through engagement in research projects. 

In 2015, the OURS staff was recognized with UC Berkeley’s “Excellence in Advising Award.”