Office of Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Have questions about research? We're here to help!

Our staff offers advising appointments to assist students with the following topics:

  • How to Get Involved with Research 
    • How to Identify your Research Interest
    • How to Find and Contact Research Mentors
  • Research Funding at Ohio State
  • Research Abroad
  • Research Thesis/Publishing
  • Research Presentations
  • Other topics which the student can specify on the appointment form

Our staff does NOT advise on the following topics:

  • Classes to Take for an Honors-Track
  • Getting into Grad School/MD/PhD Tracks
  • Research at Other Universities
  • Funding for Travel to Conferences
  • Specific Lab Questions, such as wet labs vs. dry labs, questions about how labs are run, etc.. These should be answered by the team running the specific lab.

Please review the 3 Steps to Getting Started or contact to inquire about introductory materials to get started in research as an undergraduate student. Once you have reviewed this material, you can set up an advising appointment to ask questions and get more specific information for your situation.  Please follow the instructions below to schedule an appointment with us via OnCourse.


Scheduling an Appointment via OnCourse

To schedule an appointment with a UR&CI staff member via OnCourse: 

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the "Schedule Appointment" button the righthand side
  3. Make the following selections:
    1. "What type of appointment would you like to schedule?" Select "Academic Discovery and Success"
    2. Service Select "Undergraduate Research Appointment"
    3. 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