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  • Student presenting research at the SU Annual Student Research Conference (SUSRC)
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Engage with topics, ideas, and the overarching questions that guide the spirit of your inquiry. Get started with thinking about your research goals, how they fit into your major and future goals as you go from being a prospective SU student to a freshman to a senior ready to graduate. Get the resources you need to start your research at whichever stage you may be during your undergraduate years at SU. 


Learn how to systematically plan your research and the steps you need to achieve along the way from compliance to planning for appropriate scholarly venues to present your research. 

Plan Your Research

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, plan for Honors College, graduate school, or careers where your research experience makes you a competitive candidate. 

Planning Ahead


Learn about the different research opportunities and programs offered at the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Henson School for the Sciences, Perdue School of Business, and Seidel School for Education by semester. Explore the opportunities for research, funding, and programs as they are offered during each semester of the academic calendar year. 


Gain valuable advice from and learn about fascinating research being conducted by faculty mentors across different disciplines. Find scholarly student groups and join a community of like-minded students. Connect with award-winning faculty research mentors at Salisbury University.


Find out about the funding opportunities available for undergraduate student researchers and their funding deadlines. Learn about the procedures and deadlines for obtaining compliance for your research. Find out about the conference deadlines to keep in mind for presenting your research at scholarly venues. 

Welcome to OURCA

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) at Salisbury University (SU) is to cultivate a vibrant environment of undergraduate scholarship through supporting faculty-student mentorship at all levels. Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, OURCA provides resources every student at SU the support to get started with your research, conduct your research, and present your research. You can learn about existing student research, research courses at SU, past SUSRC and NCUR faculty mentors, funding from OURCA, funding sources across SU, and identifying and presenting at scholarly conferences. Engaging in faculty mentored scholarly collaborations empowers students with independent critical engagement skills, helps build meaningful relationships with faculty, strengthens student learning outcomes, increases success in graduate and professional fields, and positively impacts societal engagement skills. Learn More...

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Who We Are

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is engaged in working with students and faculty across departments and schools to help build collaborations and provide a focus on opportunities and resources to strengthen and support undergraduate research at Salisbury University.  Read more

Upcoming activities for the Spring 2017 semester including the IDIS 280 course due dates, SUSRC application deadlines, NCUR deadlines and travel schedule and ...more
OURCA's Vision

OURCA's vision is a Salisbury University campus where faculty-student mentorships enable and empower all our students to achieve their highest personal and professional goals.


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