Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
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The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides resources and financial support for the research, scholarly, and creative projects of UNH students.

Jolene Harju, Music Performance, and mentor, Professor Peggy Vagts

Our Programs

We encourage students to design and carry out research, scholarly, or creative projects in collaboration with UNH faculty mentors.

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UR Blog

Our Undergraduate Research Blog provides a venue for student researchers to share their experiences with the greater academic community.

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Inquiry Journal

Inquiry is the online, multi-disciplinary undergraduate research journal of the University of New Hampshire.

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Fieldwork Research

Student Profiles

Over 3500 UNH undergraduates have received awards and fellowships to pursue research through Hamel Center programs. View student profiles and browse a list of recent award recipients by college.

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Molly Jacobson at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.


Many of our current and past undergraduate researchers have been highlighted for their academic and professional accomplishments.  Read more about their successes.

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The URC is an annual celebration of academic excellence at UNH. With over 20 events during April and May, the URC is a campus-wide showcase for undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative presentations.

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Participation in undergraduate research benefits students educationally, professionally, and personally. By conducting research at the undergraduate level, students gain hands-on experience for their resume and grad school applications, and get the opportunity to present and publish their findings in professional venues. This experience will give them the edge in virtually all of their future endeavors. Currently, 100% of the funding for undergraduate research awards and fellowships comes from donor gifts.

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