Step 1 - Define a Possible Research Area or Topic of Interest
Step 2 - Identify Potential Faculty Mentors
Step 3 - Contact Potential Faculty Mentors
Have questions? Schedule a consultation with UR&CI staff
If after reviewing the information on this page, you have questions about getting started in research at Ohio State, schedule an appointment with a UR&CI staff member via OnCourse:
- Visit go.osu.edu/oncourse
- Click on the “Schedule Appointment” button the righthand side
- Make the following selections:
- "What type of appointment would you like to schedule?" Select “Academic Discovery and Success”
- Service Select “Undergraduate Research Appointment”
- Select time from list of availability.
Or visit the Personal Availability Link to meet with our current advisor.
If you cannot schedule an appointment via OnCourse or need an appointment time outside of normal availability, please email email@example.com
Other Resources for Getting Started
Although a contract between undergraduate researchers and their faculty research mentor is not necessary, it can help both parties outline, develop, and meet expectations. Meeting expectations of all parties will help create a satisfying working relationship from day one. A template for a research contract can be found here.
Information for Students at Regional Campuses
Students attending a regional campus are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research, and the process of getting involved is very similar for any student in any major on any Ohio State campus. Regional campus students are welcome to take advantage of any of the funding and presentation opportunities offered by the OUR&CI. There is also additional information on undergraduate research for the Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark campuses.