Guided by principles that underscore the importance and significance of research experiences in a liberal arts education, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) supports the mission of Harvard College by strategically planning, developing, and realizing policies, programming, and funding to effectively steward formative, substantive research and postgraduate fellowship opportunities. Thus, URAF’s practices serve to augment the curricular choices and intellectual growth of all undergraduates as well as enhance...

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    Principles and Policies

    There are abundant opportunities to take part in research and fellowships at Harvard and beyond, but the procedures associated with finding, applying for, and conducting these projects are complex. Harvard students are expected to comport themselves according to the Harvard College Honor Code, as well as to the procedures and norms indicated by each opportunity, with the highest standards of ethical behavior. In...

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    Your Responsibilities as a Researcher

    Ethics and Compliance with Research Policies

    Even at the earliest stages of exposure and experience, Harvard undergraduates are expected to become familiar with their discipline’s ethical standards and to conduct their research activities with the highest level of integrity and commitment to excellence. Research is governed at both the institutional and federal level.  As an...

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    The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships administers a number of fellowships for graduating seniors, as well as manages the endorsement process for Harvard College underclassmen, seniors, and some alumni applying to prestigious national scholarships.


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    Contact Us

    The Office is located at 77 Dunster Street. Walk-in advising hours are held every day during the fall and spring terms, from 2:00-4:00pm. (For Fall 2021, drop-in hours will be conducted remotely via ...

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    Finding Research Opportunities

    There are many opportunities for Harvard undergraduates, regardless of previous experience, to conduct research in any discipline. Becoming knowledgeable about your personal goals and research opportunities will help you identify what kind of research you wish to pursue. Use the tabs below to get specific tips about research opportunities at Harvard, elsewhere in the US, and abroad.


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