A six-month, cohort-based program focused on bringing into effect equitable post-graduation outcomes for underserved students at UO, centering on BIPOC, first generation, and low-income students.
► Apply to DucksRISE
The program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents who are also either first-generation college students who are low-income AND/OR students from groups historically underrepresented in US higher education.
► Apply to McNair Scholars Program
Work with the Office of Distinguished Scholarships to explore and apply to competitive national and international awards that fit students’ academic interests and goals.
► Explore distinguished scholarships
Participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium empowers undergraduate students to share their ideas, discoveries, and creative work with the campus and the local community.
► See the Symposium Presentation Awards
Through our impact fund, we support foundational and often transformational opportunities for undergraduate students of all backgrounds to pursue research and distinguished scholarships and to enrich their academic experiences at UO.
Every year, several students receive awards for their outstanding work and faculty members are recognized for their support of undergraduate research.
Council for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships
The Council for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships functions as an advisory board for the allied offices of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE), Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS), Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, and Undergraduate Research Symposium. See the AY22-23 Council Charge.