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Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The Morehead State Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program is designed to allow MSU's undergraduates to work as junior scholars with a faculty mentor. Our fellowship program is committed to fostering our students' academic, scholarly, and career aspirations. 

Students must have a faculty mentor in order to participate in the URF. Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Pay starts at $9 an hour. Students can be an undergraduate research fellow for up to four years. 


There are several ways students can get involved in undergraduate research. The first and most effective way is to talk with your professors. Most opportunities come about when students discuss their interests and goals with their professors. However, we know that this can be intimidating. The Office of Undergraduate Research will gladly help students find faculty mentors. Our office is located on the ground floor of Camden-Carroll Library. Feel free to drop in and come talk about your interests and goals. Additionally, feel free to email us at or fill out the form below to let us know that you are interested in pursuing a research opportunity.

Undergraduate Research Interest Form


If you have any questions, please check out our Undergraduate Research Fellowship rr contact your advisor, department chair, dean, or the coordinator of undergraduate research, at  

Student FAQ


Applications will be sent to your chair/associate dean and the dean of your college for approval by the Coordinator of Undergraduate Research before a student is hired. You can find the applications listed below. If faculty are interested in taking on a research mentee but do not have a specific student in mind, they should email We will do our best to match you with an aspiring researcher. 

If you have any questions, please check out our Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Faculty FAQ


URF Request Deadline:

  • Spring - Feb. 15
  • Fall - Sept. 15


Please make sure you are using the form for your college. If your student is a first-year honor student or grant-funded, please use the correct form. 

Contact Us

Alexis Mathews

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
Camden-Carroll Library
Morehead, KY 40351


PHONE: 606-783-2229