Enter OURConnect

OURConnect, Purdue's undergraduate research portal, is designed to support undergraduate research endeavors at Purdue University.


OURConnect connects undergraduates with research mentors with open opportunities. OURConnect is divided into undergraduate research programs that students can apply into and individual research opportunities with research mentors.

Students should read through the expectations and the program qualifications, if applicable, before applying. Some research programs have eligibility requirements. It is strongly encouraged to examine the program's purpose and/or research mentor's background before submitting your application. You can utilize the "Get Started" page to help you begin the process. Applicants are eligible to apply to multiple research opportunities, but may only be selected for one.

Two things to consider when using OURConnect for searching for a project:

  1. Not all undergraduate research opportunities are posted. Research mentors may not post positions but will consider interested students for their projects if asked.
  2. If you need assistance getting started in undergraduate research and feel overwhelmed or unsure where to begin, please email UGResearch@purdue.edu.

Conference Management

OURConnect provides conference management for individuals to submit abstracts for consideration for the next Purdue-wide undergraduate research conference and for their mentors to update and approve the presentability of the project. Updates can be made directly to the proposal, but a final date for when information is needed to create the schedule and the abstract booklet should be considered.


If you have any questions about the OURConnect system, email ourconnect@purdue.edu.

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