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An Undergraduate's Guide to Funding and Publishing Research

This guide is designed for undergraduate students who are looking for research opportunities as an extension of or in addition to their coursework.


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) is a program that has been supported at SBU since 1987. URECA's website offers a wide array of support and suggestions for finding a faculty mentor, funding, conferences, and publication opportunities. Highlights of URECA's offerings include:

Other SBU Courses and Programs

Most academic departments at Stony Brook offer opportunities to engage in independent research with a faculty mentor through upper division research, independent study, and/or internship courses, typically designated as 487 (independent study, including independent research) and 488 (internship). In addition to these, here are some departments and programs that offer more specific opportunities to support undergraduate researchers: