Help & Advice

We support Columbia undergraduates in seeking research opportunities here at Columbia, nationally and internationally. We work with students, faculty, and staff to provide a full range of opportunities and help students determine which programs best meet their intellectual, professional, and personal goals. Our services also help students:

  • represent themselves at their best throughout the application process;
  • develop confidence in articulating and pursuing their aspirations; and
  • explore other avenues to achieving goals they discover are truly meaningful.

Please note: Barnard College students should visit Beyond Barnard for information on opportunities and advising.

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What is Research?

Research can be defined as an investigation or study of particular materials, subject matter, or sources, in order to establish facts or otherwise contribute to a discipline, area, question, or theme.

Finding a Faculty Mentor

Faculty members have spent many years conducting research, and are well-placed to guide you as you begin exploring research possibilities.

Finding Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Are you looking for a research project? Are you considering postgraduate degrees in the U.S. or abroad?

Types of Research Opportunities

Different opportunities exist to engage in research over the course of the academic year and during the summer.