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There are many opportunities for Southern Miss undergraduate students to get involved in research, creative or other scholarly activities, find funding for these activities, or share their work on campus and beyond.

Student Opportunity CenterThe Student Opportunity Center

Find the opportunity that is right for you at The Student Opportunity Center (SOC)!

  • A database with over 11,000 on-campus, in-state, regional, and nation-wide undergraduate student opportunities from the arts to the sciences
    • conferences and competitions;
    • journals for publication of undergraduate scholarly work;
    • internship, co-op, and research programs;
    • funding for undergraduate scholarly activities.
  • Customize your searches based on area of interest, type, location, date and identify favorites!
  • Access the SOC database with your USM email address and choose a password (your SOAR password is not automatically recognized).


Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research 

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national organization that supports undergraduate student research collaborations with faculty mentors.

Join the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers, a database that helps match your interests with graduate programs that purchase access to the database, if you have research experience and are looking for graduate programs.

The CUR website also lists a variety of undergraduate student presentation and research opportunities, among them the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).


Nationally Competitive Programs at Southern Miss


The Southern Miss Center for Pathway Experiences

  • The Center for Pathway Experiences promotes experiences for Southern Miss undergraduate students related to their post-graduation career goals.
  • Log in to the Handshake application with your USM email and SOAR password to explore professional development opportunities (internships, research experiences, etc.).


The McNair Scholars Program

  • The McNair Scholars Program provides scholarships to graduate school-bound students from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • McNair Scholars engage in mentored research and participate in valuable professional development activities.
  • The application deadline is in early October.


Mississippi INBRE Scholars Program


  • Mississippi INBRE offers paid summer programs for students interested in biomedical research, service or outreach at one of the Mississippi partner universities.
  • Students must be Mississippi residents and U.S. citizens.
  • The application deadline is March 1 (5 p.m.).


Dale Center for the Study of War & SocietyDale Center for the Study of War & Society

  • The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society Awards at least one student grant of up to $1,000 for research or creative activity that addresses historical and contemporary wars.
  • The funds may be used for expenses related to research, creative or other professional development activity, including travel to present the scholarly work at a conference, performance venue, etc.



The Army ROTC program Provides ROTC Scholarships to eligible college students who intend to join and serve for at least four years in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army National Reserve after graduation.

Students must be U.S. citizens and meet certain physical standards.


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Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Rebecca%20Tuuri for all questions about DCUR

The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
118 College Dr. #5162
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001



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Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.

Contact Dr.%20Rebecca%20Tuuri or Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.

Contact Dr.%20Kelly%20Lester, Professor%20Allen%20Chen, Professor%20Jared%20Hollingsworth or Dr.%20Nicholas%20Ciraldo for questions related to the Arts Showcase.
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