Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Kansas State University
Wildcat Landing Suite 001
1800 Claflin Road 
Manhattan, KS 66502




Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Research: A K-State Tradition

Calling for Research Ambassadors: The Face of the Future!

Research Ambassador applications are now open! Build your communication skills and resume experience by promoting Undergraduate Research with OURCI. Applications are due by 5pm January 30th, 2015.

Learn about being a Research Ambassador and fill out your Application!

Questions? Email


$15,000 Undergraduate Research Scholarships!

Interested in cutting edge biomedical techniques to study the natural world? Explore the world of ecological genomics. Watch the video below for information on how to apply and examples of faculty-led students projects.  

Due date for the application is March, 31 2015.

Department of Geography: Two Positions Available for Undergraduate Researchers

Prof. Jida Wang in K-State Geography Department is currently seeking two undergraduate student researchers to join his global lake inventory project from February to May, 2015.

Click here for more information.


Second Round of Research & Travel Grants Available Now!

Visit the "Funding" link under the "Opportunities" tab to learn more.

Faculty members and undergraduate researchers discuss the "who, what, and why" of undergraduate research









Upcoming Deadlines

January 30, 2015: Research Ambassador applications due for Fall 2015

February 1, 2015: STRIDE Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship applications due for Summer 2015

February 9, 2015: University Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research nomination form due for Spring 2015

February 9, 2015: University Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research nomination form due for Spring 2015

February 27, 2015: OURCI Research & Travel Grant Award applications due for Summer 2015

March 31, 2015: Ecological Genomics Institute Internship applications due for Summer 2015

April 25, 2015:Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award Application due

Undergraduate Research Spotlights

Congratulations to Megan McHaney, Department of Geography, who received second place for her poster "Spatiotemporal Analysis of Growing Season Length and Freeze Dates as a Measure of Climate Change for Agricultural Producers in Kansas," at the recent joint regional meeting of the Southwest and Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Divisions of the Association of American Geographers.

Congratulations to the ten undergraduates who presented posters at the 12th annual Ecological Genomics Institute international symposium in Kansas City, MO: Matthew Galliart, Obdulia Covarrubias, Sarah Cossey, Mercedes Santiago, Jasmine Sharp, Ella Popova, Shelli Partridge, Katherine Johnson, Halle Sparks, and Breanna Canning. 

Four undergraduate students from the Marketing Department presented their research at the annual Society of Marketing Advances conference in New Orleans, November 6th-8th. These four undergraduates, Stephanie Wacker, Phillip Hill, Caibing Wang, and Luzhi Deng, were the only four undergraduate students to present at this prestigious conference.