Our mission is to facilitate, recognize, and promote undergraduate research at Queens College. Undergraduate research is defined as any scholarly activity that makes a substantial and original intellectual contribution to a field or discipline.

Undergraduate research support comes in several forms. The Office of Undergraduate Research:

  • Provides an information clearinghouse for students and faculty to help them participate in undergraduate research experiences.
  • Offers financial support, on a competitive basis, to students and faculty engaged in undergraduate research.
  • Offers training and financial support for faculty wishing to incorporate undergraduate research in to their classes.
  • Promotes the activities of our student-scholars  and faculty mentors in order to recognize them for the great work that they do.
  • Tracks the outcomes for undergraduate researchers in their careers at Queens College and beyond.


The Office of Undergraduate Research was formed in 2014 at the directive of Provost Elizabeth Hendrey and Dean of  Graduate Studies and Research Richard Bodnar following a year of work by a faculty committee on undergraduate participation in research, in conjunction with the Council of Undergraduate Research. Dr. John Dennehy was appointed Founding Director.

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