Undergraduate Research

OUR Fellowship Programs

STRONG Scholars Marcus Hill and Andrés Ceballos Villa
STRONG Scholars Marcus Hill '19, right, and Andrés Ceballos Villa '21 work together in Professor Amanda Schmidt's geology lab in the summer of 2017.
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) was built on a mission of addressing the persistent historic underrepresentation of certain groups in academic research. We invite students from those groups to join OUR research cohorts. OUR cohort programs give students the opportunity to conduct research in a supportive and nurturing community that facilitates skill-building, networking, and creativity.


The Science and Technology Research Opportunities for a New Generation (STRONG) program is a pre-first-year, residential summer research program for students who have committed to attending Oberlin and who express an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Oberlin College Research Fellowship

The Oberlin College Research Fellowship (OCRF) program provides eight weeks of faculty-mentored research experiences to talented first-generation college students, Pell-grant-eligible students, and students of color at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music. Sophomores are eligible to apply.

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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is a two-year undergraduate research and PhD-preparation program designed to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. Sophomores majoring in the humanities or social sciences are eligible to apply.

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Oberlin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Oberlin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (OSURF) provides eight weeks of  faculty-mentored research in quantitative research. This program aims to promote greater diversity and sense of belonging in a range of student identities in quantitative fields at Oberlin. 

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