Research can be broadly defined as the systematic investigation of data and other materials that leads to the creation of new knowledge and understandings. Research and creative scholarship take place across all majors and fields of study at UConn and beyond. Get inspired by reading the stories of UConn researchers in the Meet the Researcher series and Profiles in Undergraduate Research

There are many resources to help you find a research team that is actively looking for a new member at UConn, another university, or a company. Get started by clicking here.

  • Lincus – Lincus is a search engine sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research that allows you to identify faculty around the university who are working on topics that interest you. Lincus allows you to run a keyword search on faculty expertise and see how research on a given subject crosses departments, schools, colleges, and campuses.
  • Tips for Connecting with Faculty – If you plan to reach out to a faculty member to inquire about a possible research opportunity, keep these helpful tips in mind!
  • Sample outreach email – When reaching out to a faculty member to inquire about a research opportunity with their project or lab, review these templates to ensure you are covering all key points.

  • Frontiers Exhibitions – The fall and spring Frontiers exhibitions provide opportunities for UConn undergraduates to share their research and creative projects with the university community. 
  • Poster Presentations – Check out these recommendations from the Office of Undergraduate Research about how to design and present a research poster. 
  • Publications – Check out this information about UConn-specific publications and other undergraduate journals where you could publish your research. 
  • Share Your Accomplishments with the Office of Undergraduate Research – Interested in having your work featured on the Office of Undergraduate Research’s website or social media? Let them know!