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Info Sessions, Advising, and Workshops

In weekly information sessions, undergraduate research advisors answer questions and talk about strategies for getting involved in undergraduate research at UT. Info sessions are open to students from all disciplines and majors.

Students who attend an info session or advising will be given access to resources on the OUR Canvas page and added to the undergraduate research listserv.

Spring 2024 OUR Info Sessions

Online info sessions will run weekly throughout the semester on Mondays at 1 p.m. In order to receive the Zoom information, you will need to register.

Can’t make an info session? Check out our ‘Getting into research’ videos to get started on your path towards undergraduate research!


UT undergraduates who are unable to attend an info session can meet with an advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Research to learn about the process for finding an undergraduate research opportunity. Use the schedule below to view available times and book an appointment. More appointment times will be added throughout the semester.


Types of Advising

  • Individual advising – Learn about the benefits of research, what undergrad research looks like at UT, and ways of connecting with faculty mentors.
  • Connecting with mentors – For students who have already attended individual advising or an info session, or are at the stage of needing additional help connecting with mentors.
  • Poster design help – Get feedback and guidance on research poster design.
  • Other research topics – Speak with an advisor about other research topics (funding, conferences, publications, unexpected challenges, etc.)

If you do not see an appointment for a time when you are available, you may contact our office in order to schedule an appointment to fit both your and our advisors’ schedules.

An undergraduate research advisor can also help you to

  • narrow down your research focus
  • finalize your list of professors to contact
  • fine-tune your outreach email to professors
  • give you tips on how to communicate your research interests to professors
  • find funding sources such as scholarships and grants for your research
  • recommend where to present or publish your work
  • find a summer program for research
  • know your options for course credit

Advisors are also available to support students who have already attempted to get involved with undergraduate research but have faced challenges in doing so. Learn more about our research placement advising here.

Virtual Workshops

Please register for workshops in advance.

Applying for research funding
Many sources of research funding, including the Undergraduate Research Fellowship, require a detailed proposal and budget. Find out more about the URF application process, as well as general tips for applying to other sources of funding. This workshop will take place on Zoom Thursday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. and again on Monday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.

Poster design workshop
Research posters are a key method of communicating research in the sciences, so we invite you to learn about creating and presenting research posters at our poster design workshop. We’ll discuss the organization and goals of poster sessions; design principles that will help you present key information on a poster in a visually appealing way; and strategies for discussing your work with poster session attendees.
Poster design workshops will take place on Zoom throughout the semester; check back soon for more details.

Recordings of our Zoom workshops are available on the OUR Canvas page.

FIG Mentor Resources

Are you a FIG mentor looking to connect your students with resources on undergraduate research? Request a visit to your FIG and learn about other resources we can share.