Mentors invited to list undergraduate research opportunities

September 14, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —  Mentors with undergraduate research positions are invited to submit them to Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring’s (URFM) searchable database.

URFM works to educate undergraduate students about research and fellowships through workshops, webinars and other resources, and can help undergraduate students eager to participate in research identify ongoing research and creative activity.

Research mentors across Penn State (i.e. graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research staff) interested in listing their open positions can make an account at by filling out a short online form. Using this account, mentors can create a description of their project and expected responsibilities, as well as specify information such as the number of positions available and minimum qualifications sought. Mentors from all departments, disciplines and campuses are encouraged to use this database. 

“Undergraduate research is one of the most impactful experiences a student can have while in college,” said Alan Rieck, associate vice president and associate dean of Undergraduate Education. “The database will serve as a resource for students, who may not otherwise find experiences such as these, to discover the variety of possibilities in undergraduate research. It will also serve as a resource for researchers across all Penn State colleges and campuses to promote their research and the experiences that they are providing for students throughout the university.”

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring is part of the Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at


Last Updated September 15, 2020